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Pronunciation: (an'ti-krīst"), [key]
n. Theol.
1. a particular personage or power, variously identified or explained, who is conceived of as appearing in the world as the principal antagonist of Christ.
2. (sometimes l.c.) an opponent of Christ; a person or power antagonistic to Christ.
3. (often l.c.) a disbeliever in Christ.
4. (often l.c.) a false Christ.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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