self-sacrifice


self-sacrifice

noun

  1. sacrifice of one’s interests, desires, etc., as for duty or the good of another.

noun

  1. the sacrifice of one’s own desires, interest, etc, for the sake of duty or for the well-being of others

n.1805, from self- + sacrifice (n.). Adjective self-sacrific’d attested from 1711. Related: self-sacrificing.

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