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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mar·tyr·dom /ˈmɑrtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·tyr·dom n.
 1. The condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause.
    I came from martyrdom unto this peace.   --Longfellow.
 2. Affliction; torment; torture.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a
           religious faith or cause
      2: any experience that causes intense suffering [syn: calvary]