Crusade

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Crusaders

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From Middle French croisade (marked by the Cross), from Medieval Latin cruciata, past participle of cruciare (to mark with a cross), from Latin crux (cross).

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Crusade (plural Crusades)

  1. One of a series of ostensibly religious campaigns by Christian forces from the 11th to the 13th century, mostly to capture the Holy Land from the Muslims who occupied it.
    During the Crusade, they encountered the first batch of jihadists near the coast.

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