Martyrdom

Definition of Martyrdom

Mar´tyr`dom
n.1.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.
I came from martyrdom unto this peace.
- Longfellow.
2.Affliction; torment; torture.

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