Definition of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

 
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the official name of the Church to which Mormons belong. It is more correct to call Mormons 'latter-day saints'. 'Latter-day' means 'recent' or 'modern', because Mormons believe that the Church did not survive in the form that Jesus intended and was started again by Joseph Smith in 1830. 'Saint' here means, as in the Bible, 'a member of Jesus Christ's church'.