1. The giving up of one's own benefit, especially giving up one's life, for the good of others.
    His brave self-sacrifice won him a posthumous medal, but I think he'd have preferred to receive it in person.
  • French: auto-sacrifice, sacrifice de soi
  • German: Selbstaufopferung
  • Italian: autosacrificio, abnegazione
  • Portuguese: autossacrifício
  • Russian: самопоже́ртвование
  • Spanish: autosacrificio, abnegación

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