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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

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

America does not need another political campaign based on denial and avoidance of some of our real problems. It needs a crusade to reform and renew our country, its institutions and political system.
Richard Lamm

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

It has become a crusade of mine to demonstrate that TV need not be violent to be exciting.
Gene Roddenberry

Joseph McCarthy and the John Birch Society launched an anti-Communist crusade that won the support of millions of Americans in the 1950s.
Robert Dallek
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Crusade Translations

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