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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

  • 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.
  • adj. The Geneva cross. See Geneva convention, and Geneva cross, under Geneva.

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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