an·ti·christ (ăntĭ-krīst′, ăntī-)
1. Antichrist The great enemy of Christ expected by the early Church and historically by many branches of Christianity to rise to power in the last days before the Second Coming.
2. One who actively denies or opposes Christianity.
3. A false Christ.
[Middle English Antecrist, from Old French and from Old English, both from Late Latin Antichrīstus, from Late Greek Antikhrīstos : Greek anti-, anti- + Greek Khrīstos, Christ; see CHRIST.]
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