Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person engaged in a crusade. The crusaders of the middle ages bore as a badge on the breast or the shoulder a representation of the cross, the assumption of which, called “taking the cross,” constituted a binding engagement and released them from all other obligations.
- n. Person engaged in a crusade.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One engaged in a crusade.
- n. a warrior who engages in a holy war
- n. a disputant who advocates reform
“Libyan television reported that the air forces of what it called the "crusader enemy" had hit a hospital on the outskirts of Tripoli.”
“Nevertheless, the motif of the crusader is apparent, in his goal to purge the world of these Muslims that are invading Spain and crawling up to the Pyrenees, as well as remaining a true and pious knight who believes only in God, and therefore as Him on his side.”
“They say they clashed with the -- their forces clashed with what they call crusader forces and they killed some and took others prisoner.”
“Then he urges Muslims to fight holy war in Darfur against what he calls crusader U.N. troops.”
“The al Qaeda leader wants Muslims to see what he calls a crusader Zionist war against Islam.”
“Libyan state television reported that several sites in Tripoli had been subject to new attacks by what it called the "crusader enemy".”
“State television in Libya said on Tuesday there had been more attacks by what it called the "crusader enemy," Reuters reported, but the broadcaster struck a defiant tone.”
“Libyan state TV reported that what it called the "crusader enemy" had bombed civilian areas of Tripoli, as well as fuel storage tanks supplying the western city of Misrata.”
“Gaddafi's government has repeatedly claimed civilians have been killed by what it calls "crusader, colonial" attacks.”
“Calling George Bush the greatest civil rights crusader is not only lying it is demented.”
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