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    cru·sade
    /kro͞oˈsād/

    noun

    • 1. each of a series of medieval military expeditions made by Europeans to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries: "the fanaticism engendered by the Crusades"
    • 2. a vigorous campaign for political, social, or religious change: "a crusade against crime" Similar campaigndrivepushmove

    verb

    • 1. lead or take part in a vigorous campaign for social, political, or religious change: "he crusaded against gambling in the 1950s"

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  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › CrusadesCrusades - Wikipedia

    The Crusades were a series of religious wars initiated, supported, and sometimes directed by the Latin Church in the medieval period. The best known of these Crusades are those to the Holy Land in the period between 1095 and 1291 that were intended to recover Jerusalem and its surrounding area from Islamic rule.

  4. crusade: [noun] any of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to win the Holy Land from the Muslims.

  5. Jun 07, 2010 · The Crusades were a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims started primarily to secure control of holy sites considered sacred by both groups. In all, eight major Crusade...

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  6. Oct 12, 2018 · The Crusades were a series of military campaigns organised by popes and Christian western powers to take Jerusalem and the Holy Land back from Muslim control and then defend those gains. There were eight major official crusades between 1095 and 1270, as well as many more unofficial ones.

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