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Other Zealot Definition

[n] a fervent and even militant proponent of something

Synonyms

partisan

Misc. Definitions

\Zeal"ot\, n. [F. z['e]lote, L. zelotes, Gr. ?. See {Zeal}.] One who is zealous; one who engages warmly in any cause, and pursues his object with earnestness and ardor; especially, one who is overzealous, or carried away by his zeal; one absorbed in devotion to anything; an enthusiast; a fanatical partisan. Zealots for the one [tradition] were in hostile array against zealots for the other. --Sir J. Stephen. In Ayrshire, Clydesdale, Nithisdale, Annandale, every parish was visited by these turbulent zealots. --Macaulay.

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