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crusade

noun     /kruːˈseɪd/
[C] a long and determined attempt to achieve something that you believe in strongly : They have long been involved in a crusade for racial equality . a moral crusade against drugs Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting [C often plural] (also Crusade) a war fought by Christians against Muslims , often in Palestine, in the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th centuries Middle Ages (medieval Period) 501-1500War
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