zealot

Definitions


[ˈzɛlət], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals.

- a member of an ancient Jewish sect that aimed at a world Jewish theocracy and resisted the Romans until AD 70.


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Origin:
late Middle English (as an epithet of the apostle Simon): via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek zēlōtēs, from zēloun ‘be zealous’, from zēlos (see zeal)




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