Definition of Martyrdom

1. Noun. Death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause.

Generic synonyms: Death, Decease, Expiry
Derivative terms: Martyr



2. Noun. Any experience that causes intense suffering.
Exact synonyms: Calvary
Generic synonyms: Affliction
Derivative terms: Martyr

Definition of Martyrdom

1. n. 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.

Definition of Martyrdom

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. Affliction; torment; torture. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Martyrdom

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Literary usage of Martyrdom

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1. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"The rest may be learned from this INTRODUCTORY NOTICE of the Translator: Perpetua and Felicitas suffered martyrdom in the reign of Septimius Severus, ..."

2. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1858)
"The Story, Life, Admonition, and martyrdom of John Rogers, Prebendary of St. ... V. The Life, Story, martyrdom and Selections from the Writings of John ..."

3. The History of England: From the Earliest Period to 1839 by Thomas Keightley (1843)
"martyrdom of Rogers and Hooper.—Proceedings against Cranmer, Ridley, and Latimer.— martyrdom of the last two.—Death of Gardiner.—martyrdom of Cranmer. ..."

4. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts, Novatianus, Allan Menzies (1868)
"Hence are suggested illustrations of good men from the beginning of the world u'ho liave suffered martyrdom, especially that ..."

5. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1877)
"He gives a minute account of the martyrdom, which differs a good deal from the popular version, but which falls in very well with the account in the ..."

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