Definitions for zealotryˈzɛl ə tri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
zeal•ot•ryˈzɛl ə tri(n.)
excessive zeal; fanaticism.
Origin of zealotry:
fanaticism, fanatism, zealotry(noun)
excessive intolerance of opposing views
Something characteristic of a zealot; excessive zeal; fanaticism.
the character and behavior of a zealot; excess of zeal; fanatical devotion to a cause
Zealotry was originally a political movement in 1st century Second Temple Judaism which sought to incite the people of Judaea Province to rebel against the Roman Empire and expel it from the Holy Land by force of arms, most notably during the Great Jewish Revolt. Zealotry was described by Josephus as one of the "four sects" at this time.
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