noun \ˈmär-tər-dəm\

: the suffering and death of a martyr

Full Definition of MARTYRDOM

:  the suffering of death on account of adherence to a cause and especially to one's religious faith

First Known Use of MARTYRDOM

before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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