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Crusade


CRUSADE, noun [Latin] A military expedition undertaken by Christians, for the recovery of the Holy Land, the scene of our Saviors life and sufferings, from the power of infidels or Mohammedans. Several of these expeditions were carried on from Europe, under the banner of the cross, from which the name originated.

CRUSADE, noun A Portuguese coin stamped with a cross.