1. The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind.
2. A belief or a doctrine concerning the ultimate or final things, such as death, the destiny of humanity, the Second Coming, or the Last Judgment.
es·chat′o·logi·cal (ĭ-skăt′l-ŏjĭ-kəl, ĕs′kə-tə-lŏj-) adj.
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