This word (from the Latin cruciare, meaning "to mark with a cross") primarily refers to the military expeditions that were launched under Church auspices during the eleventh to thirteenth centuries to liberate the Holy Land from Muslim control. By extension, the term is sometimes used to describe movements that are undertaken in support of Christian values.

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  • crusade — ► NOUN 1) any of a series of medieval military expeditions made by Europeans to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims. 2) an energetic organized campaign with a political, social, or religious aim: a crusade against crime. ► VERB 1) lead or take …   English terms dictionary

  • Crusade — Cru*sade (kr? s?d ), n. [F. croisade, fr. Pr. crozada, or Sp cruzada, or It. crociata, from a verb signifying to take the cross, mark one s self with a cross, fr. L. crux cross; or possibly taken into English directly fr. Pr. Cf. {Croisade},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • crusade — [kro͞o sād′] n. [< Sp cruzada, altered after Fr croisade, both < ML cruciata < pp. of cruciare, to mark with a cross < L crux, CROSS] 1. [sometimes C ] any of the military expeditions which Christians undertook from the 11th to the… …   English World dictionary

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  • crusade — 1706, respelling of croisade (1570s), from M.Fr. croisade (16c.), Sp. cruzada, both from M.L. cruciata, pp. of cruciare to mark with a cross, from L. crux (gen. crucis) cross. Other M.E. forms were croiserie, creiserie. Figurative sense of… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • crusade — I UK [kruːˈseɪd] / US [kruˈseɪd] noun [countable] Word forms crusade : singular crusade plural crusades an effort over a long time to achieve something that you strongly believe is morally right a crusade to do something: a crusade to ban tobacco …   English dictionary