1archaic The Christian gospel.‘It also follows that Evangelicals believe the gospel - the evangel - the good news of God's mercy for sinners.’
- 1.1Any of the four Gospels.‘And I have chosen you to preach this evangel, Mr. Beale.’
- 1.1Any of the four Gospels.
Middle English (in the sense ‘gospel’): from Old French evangile, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek euangelion ‘good news’, from euangelos ‘bringing good news’, from eu- ‘well’ + angelein ‘announce’.
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