1. The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.

2. That which is revealed.

3. The act of revealing divine truth. That which is revealed by God to man; especially, the Bible. "By revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote afore in few words." (Eph. Iii. 3)

4. Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse.

Origin: F. Revelation, L. Revelatio. See Reveal.

(01 Mar 1998)

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