zealotry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Excessive zeal; fanaticism.
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: Ecclesiastical Late Latin zelotes, one who is jealous ; from Classical Greek zēlōtēs, zealous follower ; from zēloun, to be zealous ; from zēlos, zeal
- zealotry noun