holy war definition

  • noun:
    • A war declared or fought for a religious or high ethical purpose, on expand or guard a religion.
    • A war which entirely, mainly, or ostensibly spiritual in inspiration; a war over religion.
    • See under Holy.
  • adjective:
    • a crusade; an expedition carried on by Christians contrary to the Saracens in the Holy Land, in eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth hundreds of years, the control of the holy locations.

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