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martyrdom

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noun mar·tyr·dom \ˈmär-tər-dəm\

Simple Definition of martyrdom

  • : the suffering and death of a martyr

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of martyrdom

  1. 1 :  the suffering of death on account of adherence to a cause and especially to one's religious faith

  2. 2 :  affliction, torture

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of martyrdom

before 12th century

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