Bigotry Big"ot*ry, n. [Cf. F. bigoterie.] 1. The state of mind of a bigot; obstinate and unreasoning attachment of one's own belief and opinions, with narrow-minded intolerance of beliefs opposed to them. [1913 Webster]

2. The practice or tenets of a bigot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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