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- proper n. An international humanitarian organization that cares for the wounded, sick, and homeless.
- proper n. The symbol of this organization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. The Geneva cross. See Geneva convention, and Geneva cross, under Geneva.
- The crusaders or the cause they represented.
- A hospital or ambulance service established as a result of, though not provided for by, the Geneva convention of 1864; any of the national societies for alleviating the sufferings of the sick and wounded war, also giving aid and relief during great calamities; also, a member or worker of such a society; -- so called from the badge of neutrality; the Geneva cross.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wearing or bearing a red cross, such as the badge of the Order of the Temple, the cross of St. George, or one with a religious, social, or national meaning: as, a redcross knight (which see, below); the red-cross banner, the national flag of Great Britain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime
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