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  • proper n. One of a series of ostensibly religious campaigns by Christian forces from the 11th to the 13th century, mostly to capture the Holy Land from the Muslims who occupied it.


From Middle French croisade ("marked by the Cross"), from Medieval Latin cruciata, past participle of cruciare ("to mark with a cross"), from Latin crux ("cross") (Wiktionary)


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