Variant of zealot
- a person who is zealous, esp. to an extreme degree; fanatic
- among the ancient Jews, a member of a radical political and religious sect that openly resisted Roman rule in Palestine
Origin: LL(Ec) zelotes, one who is jealous from Glassical Greek zēlōtēs, zealous follower from zēloun, to be zealous from zēlos, zeal
- zealotry noun
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