- a place where the relics of a martyr are kept.
- a church built above the tomb of a martyr or in honor of a martyr.
Origin of martyrium
From Late Latin, dating back to 1705–15; see origin at martyry
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Examples from the Web for martyrium
Two great piers were inserted in the martyrium to support the raised choir.
The Martyrium gives the examination of the accused by Rusticus.Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Another 896 legend, his Martyrium, makes him labour and suffer in Mysore.
To support the vaulting of this ambulatory a new wall was built round the martyrium.
This was intended to make the martyrium, as the depository of the treasure and the Veil, safe from all accidents.