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King James Dictionary
M`ARTYR, n. Gr. a witness. One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel. Stephen was the first christian martyr.
To be a martyr signifies only to witness the truth of Christ.
1. One who suffers death in defense of any cause. We say, a man dies a martyr to his political principles or to the cause of liberty.
M`ARTYR, To put to death for adhering to what one believes to be the truth to sacrifice one on account of his faith or profession.
1. To murder to destroy.
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