Martyrdom definition

märtər-dəm
The death or sufferings of a martyr.
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The state of being a martyr.
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Extreme suffering of any kind.
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The state of being a martyr.
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The definition of martyrdom is the state of suffering, or giving one's life for a cause.

An example of a person who experienced martyrdom was Joan of Arc.

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The suffering of death by a martyr.
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Severe, long-continued suffering; torment.
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The condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
martyrdom
Plural:
martyrdoms

Origin of martyrdom

  • martyr +"Ž -dom

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