self-sacrifice

noun
self-sac·​ri·​fice | \ ˌself-ˈsa-krə-ˌfīs also -fəs or -ˌfīz How to pronounce self-sacrifice (audio) \

Definition of self-sacrifice

: sacrifice of oneself or one's interest for others or for a cause or ideal

First Known Use of self-sacrifice

1591, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-sacrifice was in 1591

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“Self-sacrifice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-sacrifice. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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self-sacrifice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-sacrifice

: the act of giving up something that you want to have or keep in order to help someone else

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