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martyr US English

A person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs

martyr to in martyr US English

A constant sufferer from (an ailment)

Edmund the Martyr, St. US English

(Circa 841–870), king of East Anglia 855–870. After the defeat of his army by the invading Danes in 870, tradition holds that he was captured and shot with arrows for refusing to reject the Christian faith or to share power with his pagan conqueror. Feast day, November 20

Edward the Martyr, St. US English

(Circa 963–978), son of Edgar; king of England 975–978. He was faced with a challenge for the throne by supporters of his half-brother, Ethelred, who eventually had him murdered. Feast day, March 18

protomartyr US English

The first martyr for a cause, especially the first Christian martyr, St. Stephen

Justin, St. US English

(Circa 100–165), Christian philosopher; known as St. Justin the Martyr. According to tradition, he was martyred in Rome together with some of his followers. He is remembered for his Apologia (circa 150). Feast day, June 1

St. Justin the Martyr in Justin, St. US English

(Circa 100–165), Christian philosopher; known as St. Justin the Martyr. According to tradition, he was martyred in Rome together with some of his followers. He is remembered for his Apologia (circa 150). Feast day, June 1