Par·ou·si·a (pär′-sēə, pə-rzē-ə)
The Second Coming.
[Greek parousiā, presence, Parousia, from parousa, feminine present participle of pareinai, to be present : para-, beside; see PARA-1 + einai, to be; see es- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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