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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  • jihad — (n.) 1869, from Arabic, usually translated as holy war, lit. struggle, contest, effort, from infinitive of jahada he waged war, he applied himself to. Used in English since c.1880 for any sort of doctrinal crusade …   Etymology dictionary

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