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martyrdom

[ mahr-ter-duh m ]
/ ˈmɑr tər dəm /
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noun

the condition, sufferings, or death of a martyr.
extreme suffering; torment.

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martinsville, martinů, martlet, martnet, martyr, martyrdom, martyred, martyrium, martyrize, martyrly, martyrology

Origin of martyrdom

before 900; Middle English martirdom, Old English martyrdōm. See martyr, -dom
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British Dictionary definitions for martyrdom

martyrdom

/ (ˈmɑːtədəm) /

noun

the sufferings or death of a martyr
great suffering or torment
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Word Origin and History for martyrdom

martyrdom


n.

Old English martyrdom; see martyr (n.) + -dom.

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