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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A war declared or fought for a religious or high moral purpose, as to extend or defend a religion.

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  • n. A war that is entirely, primarily, or ostensibly religious in motivation; a war over religion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a crusade; an expedition carried on by Christians against the Saracens in the Holy Land, in the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries, for the possession of the holy places.
  • n. See under Holy.

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