crusade

Part of speech: noun

Crusader.

Part of speech: verb

To go on or engage in a crusade.

Part of speech: noun

A medieval gathering of the Christians of Europe for the conquest of the Holy Sepulcher; any vigorous concerted movement.

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Usage examples "crusade":

  1. The historians of the time endeavor to picture Julian as leading a crusade of persecution against Christianity. - "Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll.
  2. The annals of this Ninth Crusade are yet to be written,- the tale of a mission that seemed to our age far more quixotic than the quest of St. Louis seemed to his. - "The Souls of Black Folk", W. E. B. Du Bois.
  3. He was the preacher of the crusade. - "Pius IX. And His Time", The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson.