jihad


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jihad \Ji*had"\, Jehad \Je*had"\, n. [Ar. jih[=a]d.] (Moham.)
   A religious war against infidels or Mohammedan heretics;
   also, any bitter war or crusade for a principle or belief.

         [Their] courage in war . . . had not, like that of the
         Mohammedan dervishes of the Sudan, or of Mohammedans
         anywhere engaged in a jehad, a religious motive and the
         promise of future bliss behind it.       --James Bryce.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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