Definition of zealots

Common misspellings:
  • zealotes (22.2%)
  • zealets (0.0%)
  • zelotus (11.1%)
  • zelots (66.7%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.
Examples of usage:
  1. Thus the appellation of Whig was fastened on the Presbyterian zealots of Scotland and was transferred to those English politicians who showed a disposition to oppose the court and to treat Protestant Nonconformists with indulgence - The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay

  2. The saints on the other hand mean the ancient republican zealots and fanatics who though they would willingly have joined in the destruction of Charles did not wish that Monmouth should succeed him but aimed at the restoration of the commonwealth - The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden

  3. Then the dance would grow fiercer and the chanting would break out anew while always the cherry stones rattled dismally and urged the zealots on - The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins