from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A zealous partizan or promoter; a zealot.
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+ (6) The novice master (see NOVICE), whose assistant was sometimes called the "zelator".
_Forma decorus et venustus aspectu ... zelator fidei, disciplina virtutis, ... castitatis amator et totius sanctitatis exemplar_: Muratori, _Scriptores rer.
"One day, in the month of July," relates a zelator of the Association,
www. mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/81064. html zelator since 8 hours 4 minutes, published about 3 minutes