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jihadnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dʒɪˈhæd/
in ​Islam, a ​religious struggle against ​evil in yourself or in ​society a holywarfought by Muslims against ​people who are a ​threat to ​Islam
(Definition of jihad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jihadnoun [C/U]

 us   /dʒɪˈhɑd/
an often ​violenteffort by some Muslimpeople to ​defendtheirreligion against those who they ​believewant to ​destroy it
(Definition of jihad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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