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noun, plural big·ot·ries.
  1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
  2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.

Origin of bigotry

1665–75; bigot + -ry, formation parallel to French bigoterie

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noun plural -ries
  1. the attitudes, behaviour, or way of thinking of a bigot; prejudice; intolerance
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Word Origin and History for bigotry

1670s, from French bigoterie "sanctimoniousness," from bigot (see bigot).

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