Meaning of Mormon in English:

Mormon

Pronunciation /ˈmɔːmən/

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noun

  • A member or follower of a millenarian Christian movement founded in the US in 1830 by Joseph Smith Jr, in particular a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    ‘I am referring to the Mormons or, officially, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.’
    • ‘Since the early church, Mormons have published newspapers and magazines.’
    • ‘She insisted the Mormons were the only religion that was completely corruption-free.’
    • ‘Basically the Mormons insist that Jesus came to America to teach the Native Americans about Jesus.’
    • ‘No, the Mormons believe that Christ is a created being, that he is not God.’
    • ‘The Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses now have their largest congregations in the world in Mexico City.’
    • ‘The Mormons were looking for an ideal place to practice their religion, free from persecution.’
    • ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints is more commonly known as Mormons.’
    • ‘The choir sang a moving hymn in Hawaiian, followed by ecumenical prayers from the Catholics, Buddhists and Mormons.’
    • ‘Mormons tend to only mix with fellow Mormons on social occasions.’
    • ‘For me, Mormons tend to be hardworking, religious people who are very very friendly.’
    • ‘There are, of course, more recent books that enjoy scriptural status among such groups as the Sikhs and Mormons.’
    • ‘Mormons believe that the physical body is sacred and shouldn't be contaminated.’
    • ‘Smith looked to the upcoming presidential race, hoping to secure the ear of a candidate willing to come to the aid of the Mormons.’
    • ‘The Mormons believe themselves and their faith to be a restoration of the original Church of the Apostles that existed in the first century.’

Joseph Smith claimed to have found and translated The Book of Mormon by divine revelation. It tells the story of a group of Hebrews who migrated to America c.600 BC and is taken as scriptural alongside the Bible. His followers (who prefer to be called Latter-day Saints rather than Mormons) came into conflict with the US government over their practice of polygamy (officially abandoned in 1890) and moved their headquarters from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847 under Smith's successor, Brigham Young. Their doctrine emphasizes tithing, missionary work, and the Second Coming of Christ

adjective

  • Relating to the Mormons or Latter-day Saints.

    • ‘the leader of a Mormon congregation’

Origin

Mid 19th century the name of a prophet to whom Smith attributed The Book of Mormon.