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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Zealot \Zeal"ot\, n. [F. z['e]lote, L. zelotes, Gr. ?. See Zeal.] 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. [1913 Webster] Zealots for the one [tradition] were in hostile array against zealots for the other. --Sir J. Stephen. [1913 Webster] In Ayrshire, Clydesdale, Nithisdale, Annandale, every parish was visited by these turbulent zealots. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]