Complete Definition of "Crusade"

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English

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Etymology
From the French croisade, meaning âMarked by the Cross.â It is derived from the Latin word crux (cross).

Proper noun
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  1. 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.

Derived terms
crusader

Translations

Catalan: creuada f
Danish: korstog c
Dutch: kruistocht m
Estonian: ristisõda
Finnish: ristiretki
French: croisade f
German: Kreuzzug m
Hebrew: ×סע צ×× (mas'a tzlav) m
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Hungarian: kereszteshadjárat
Polish: krucjata f
Romanian: cruciadÄ f
Russian: кÑеÑÑовÑй поÑод (krestóvyj poxód) m
Slovak: križiak m
Spanish: cruzada f
Turkish: haclilar

References
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See also
holy war
jihad<!-- islamic holy war -->

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