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English definition of “jihad”


noun [C or U]     /dʒɪˈhæd/
in Islam, a religious struggle (= fight) against evil in yourself or in societyReligious practices a holy war fought by Muslims against people who are a threat to IslamIslamReligious practices
(Definition of jihad noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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