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Definition of Crusade

Crusade

  1. Any one of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers, in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries, for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Mohammedans.
  2. Any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm; as, a crusade against intemperance.
  3. A Portuguese coin. See Crusado.
  4. To engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner.

Crusade Quotations

In religious and in secular affairs, the more fervent beliefs attract followers. If you are a moderate in any respect - if you're a moderate on abortion, if you're a moderate on gun control, or if you're a moderate in your religious faith - it doesn't evolve into a crusade where you're either right or wrong, good or bad, with us or against us.
Jimmy Carter

Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.
Robert Anton Wilson

In the Crusades, getting the Holy Land back was the goal, and any means could be used to achieve it. World War II was a crusade. The firebombing of Tokyo by Doolittle and the carpet bombing in Germany, especially by the British, showed that.
Stanley Hauerwas

My Scottish Labour Party is a crusade - to fight poverty, inequality and injustice.
Johann Lamont

Democracy is now going forth on a crusade against imperialism.
Irving Babbitt
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Crusade Translations

crusade in French is croisade
crusade in German is Kreuzzug
crusade in Spanish is cruzada