Definitions for Tribulationˌtrɪb yəˈleɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trial, tribulation, visitation(noun)

    an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

    "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"

Wiktionary

  1. tribulation(Noun)

    Any adversity; a trying period or event.

  2. Tribulation(ProperNoun)

    A relatively short period of time before the second coming where believers will experience worldwide persecution and be purified and strengthened by it.

  3. Origin: tribulation, from tribulacion, from tribulatio, from tribulare, from tribulum, from terere; see trite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tribulation(noun)

    that which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe affliction

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  1. Great Tribulation

    In Christian eschatology, the Great Tribulation is a period mentioned by Jesus in the Olivet discourse as a sign that would occur in the time of the end. At Revelation 7:14, "the great tribulation" is used to indicate the period spoken of by Jesus. The context by which tribulation is used in Matthew 24: 21, 29 denotes afflictions of those hard pressed by siege and the calamities of war.


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