martyr

  1. one who suffers for the sake of principle
  2. one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion

Martyr

A martyr (Greek: μάρτυς, mártys, `witness`; stem μάρτυρ-, mártyr-) is somebody who suffers persecution and death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, and/or refusing to advocate a belief or cause, usually a religious one. Most martyrs are considered holy or are respected by their followers, becoming a symbol of good le.....
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Martyr

A person put to death for their religious beliefs. These people have usually been canonised to become saints. People were put to death in the Roman period for their religion, (usually Christianity), by a number of means by others who believed in different gods. In Medieval period and the Reformation people were put to death as heretics, for exampl...
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martyr

[n] - one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion 2. [n] - one who suffers for the sake of principle 3. [v] - kill as a martyr 4. [v] - make into a martyr
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Martyr

• (n.) Hence, one who sacrifices his life, his station, or what is of great value to him, for the sake of principle, or to sustain a cause. • (v. t.) To persecute; to torment; to torture. • (n.) One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel; one who is put to death for his religion; as, Stephen was the first Christi...
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martyr

noun one who suffers for the sake of principle
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Martyr

[genus] Martyr is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae, containing the following species: ...
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Martyr

Mar'tyr noun [ Anglo-Saxon , from Latin martyr , Greek ma`rtyr , ma`rtys , prop., a witness; confer Sanskrit smr to remember, English memory .] 1. One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel; one who is put to death for his religio...
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Martyr

Mar'tyr transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Martyred ; present participle & verbal noun Martyring .] 1. To put to death for adhering to some belief, esp. Christianity; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession. B...
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martyr

1. To put to death for adhering to some belief, especially. Christianity; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession. ... 2. To persecute; to torment; to torture. 'The lovely Amoret, whose gentle heart Thou martyrest with sorrow and with smart.' (Spenser) 'Racked with sciatics, martyred with the stone.' (Pope) ... Origin: Martyred; Martyring. ....
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Martyr

In Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a martyr is someone who dies, typically premature and violently, for a sacred cause. During the late 20th and early 21st centuries, martyrdom became a terrorist strategy for suicide bombers in Israel, Iraq, the United States, and other countries (Prothero 2008
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martyr

martyr (noun and verb) 1. Someone who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles. 2. A person who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause, or principle. 4. One who endures great suffering: a martyr to arthritis. 5. Anyone who makes a great show of suffering in order to arouse sym...
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martyr

one who suffers for the sake of principle
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martyr

one who suffers for the sake of principle
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martyr

one who voluntarily suffers death
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martyr

One who voluntarily suffers death for refusing to renounce a religious faith. The first recorded Christian martyr was St Stephen, who was killed in Jerusalem shortly after the...
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martyr

One who voluntarily suffers death for refusing to renounce a religious faith. The first recorded Christian martyr was St Stephen, who was killed in Jerusalem shortly after the apostles began to preach
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martyr

one who voluntarily suffers death rather than deny his religion by words or deeds; such action is afforded special, institutionalized recognition in ... [17 related articles]
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