What does the word crusade mean?

Usage examples for 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) by 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 by W. E. B. Du Bois
  3. He was the preacher of the crusade. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson