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

 zeal·ot /ˈzɛlət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Zeal·ot n.  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first
           century who fought to the death against the Romans and
           who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the
      2: a fervent and even militant proponent of something [syn: partisan,