Pro"to*mar`tyr (?), n. [LL., fr. Gr. ; first + martyr: cf. F. protomartyr. See Proto-, and Martyr.]
The first martyr; the first who suffers, or is sacrificed, in any cause; -- applied esp. to Stephen, the first Christian martyr.
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