One who moves along the line of least reluctance to a desired death.
One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel; one who is put to death for his religion; as, Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
Hence, one who sacrifices his life, his station, or what is of great value to him, for the sake of principle, or to sustain a cause.
To put to death for adhering to some belief, esp. Christianity; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession.
a person who chooses to suffer for his/her faith rather than renounce it
person who suffers death rather than renounce his religious beliefs
Someone who chooses death rather than to renounce his faith.
A Christian believer who dies in a situation of witness as a result of human hostility.
Martyr: one of the twelve major archetypes that must be mastered, integrated & balanced in the process of clearing the negative ego; one must transcend the lower expression of the each Archetype and develop & integrate its higher expression. Lower expression: Person sacrifices but does so as a means to manipulate and control others, performing sacrifices as a kind of guilt trip, not realizing that there is a time to be selfless and a time to be Spiritually selfish! Higher expression: Saint, Vow of Bodhisattva, the higher you go the more one realizes that the main reason for being here is being of service
Someone who is killed because of their beliefs.
Someone who sacrifices his or her life or something of great value for the sake of a principle. Christian martyrs were put to death because they would not renounce their religious beliefs.
one who suffers for the sake of principle
one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
kill as a martyr; "Saint Sebastian was martyred"
a person who dies for his faith in Christ
a person who holds to a belief so strongly that he/she is willing to die for it
a person who is made to suffer greatly and who is put to death because of his faith
a Person Who Is Married to A Saint"
a person who is prepared to suffer death rather than renounce his faith
a person who suffers greatly for a cause or belief
a victim-witness who gives life for the just cause of others
member of the Christian church who suffered death for their faith; martyrs ranked before all other saints
(Gr. martyria) Literally, "a witness." Normally, the term is used to describe those who give their lives for Christ. Martyria has two meanings: (1) witness or testimony, especially that which God bears to Christians, and which Christians bear to the world; and (2) martyrdom, especially Christ's Passion, and the martyrdom of Christians for the faith (see John 1:6-15; Acts 6:8—7:60).
A person who willingly accepts death rather than renounce his or her religious faith.
A Greek word that means a witness, someone who is called to testify to the truth. The word has come to mean, most usually, people who have proven their faith in Jesus Christ by undergoing a violent death. (DTC)
One voluntarily enduring death for the faith.
A paladin that uses Sacrifice as his main combat skill.
Greek for "witness," the standard legal term for observers at the execution of economic transactions, legal affairs, and everyday events. The term came to have the specialized meaning of "one who testifies to the faith" in Jewish and Christian circles during the persecutions of 200 B.C.E.–200 C.E. (the period when apocalyptic literature flourished).
A martyr is someone who has died for what he or she believes. The first Christian martyr was Stephen.
Someone who would rather die than renounce their faith
one who suffers death for testifying to his beliefs and refusing to renounce his religion. Stephen is the first Christian martyr mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 6,7).
For the Canadian band, see Martyr (band). For other uses, see Sacrifice (disambiguation).
Martyr is a Canadian technical death metal band.
Shaheed (Arabic: Ø´Ù‡ÙŠØ¯ Å¡ahÄ«d, plural: Ø´Ù‡Ø¯Ø§Ø¡ Å¡uhadÄâ€™) is a religious term in Islam, that literally means "witness". It is a title that is given to a Muslim after his death, if he died during the fulfillment of a religious commandment, or during a war for the religion. The term doesn't have only a religious connotation: it is also used by Arab Christians to describe persons killed on duty or during wars.