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Pol·y·carp(pŏl′ē-kärp′), Saint ad 69?-155?
Christian martyr. A student of the Apostle John, he was burned at the stake during a period of persecution of Christians in Smyrna.
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(Biography) Saint. ?69–?155 ad, Christian martyr and bishop of Smyrna, noted for his letter to the church at Philippi. Feast day: Feb 23
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Saint, A.D. 69?–155, bishop of Smyrna and a Christian martyr.
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|Noun||1.||Polycarp - Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69-155)|
martyr - one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
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