Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The exercise of morbid perseverance and energy in the prosecution of a project, especially one of a political or religious nature; a form of monomania sometimes manifesting itself in overzeal in attempts to gain supporters to any public cause.

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Examples

  • Animi dolores et zelotypia si diutius perserverent, dementes reddunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Tangimur zelotypia de pupillis, liberis charisque curae nostrae concreditis, non de forma, sed ne male sit iis, aut ne nobis sibique parent ignominiam.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Crescit ac decrescit zelotypia cum personis, locis, temporibus, negotiis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • A zelotypia redactus ad insaniam et desperationem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Aiunt theologi mutilationis hujus religiosae inventricem esse Saram, Abrahami uxorem quae, zelotypia incitata, Hagaris amorem minuendi gratia, somnientis puellae clitoridem exstirpavit.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • (_zelotypia_) is derived from ZELI TYPUS (the type of zeal), and there is a type or image of just and also of unjust zeal; but we will explain these distinctions in the following series of articles: I. _Zeal, considered in itself, is like the ardent fire, of love.

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

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  • "The exercise of morbid perseverance and energy in the prosecution of a project, especially one of a political or religious nature; a form of monomania sometimes manifesting itself in overzeal in attempts to gain supporters to any public cause." --CD&C

    April 19, 2012

  • Jealousy.

    July 31, 2008