Webster 1913 Edition
zelotes, Gr. [GREEK]. See
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.
Zealotsfor the one [tradition] were in hostile array against
zealotsfor the other.
Sir J. Stephen.
In Ayrshire, Clydesdale, Nithisdale, Annandale, every parish was visited by these turbulent
Webster 1828 Edition