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# One who takes action according to his religious beliefs accepting that he will be [[killed]] by others; one who is put to [[death]] for his [[religion]]; as, ''Stephen was the first Christian '''martyr'''''. # One who takes action according to his religious beliefs accepting that he will be [[killed]] by others; one who is put to [[death]] for his [[religion]]; as, ''Stephen was the first Christian '''martyr'''''.

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  1. One who takes action according to his religious beliefs accepting that he will be killed by others; one who is put to death for his religion; as, Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
  2. Hence, one who sacrifices his life, his station, or what is of great value to him, for the sake of principle or to sustain a cause.

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