See also: Messiah
messiah (plural messiahs)
- (Abrahamic tradition) The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians (and Muslims) to be Jesus Christ.
- (religion, loosely) A similar religious figure or awaited divine ruler, such as the Islamic Mahdi.
- (figuratively) An extremely powerful figure.
ordained to lead the people of Israel
an extremely powerful divine figure
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