holy war
noun Date: 1639 a war or violent campaign waged by religious partisans to propagate or defend their faith

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  • Holy war — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy war — War War, n. [OE. & AS. werre; akin to OHG. werra scandal, quarrel, sedition, werran to confound, mix, D. warren, G. wirren, verwirren, to embroil, confound, disturb, and perhaps to E. worse; cf. OF. werre war, F. querre, of Teutonic origin. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • holy war — holy .war n a war that is fought to defend the beliefs of a religion →↑crusade, jihad ↑jihad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • holy war — holy ,war noun count a war that people with a particular religion believe that God wants them to fight …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • holy war — ► NOUN ▪ a war waged in support of a religious cause …   English terms dictionary

  • holy war — n. 1. a war fought on behalf of a religion or for a religious cause 2. any zealous or fanatical campaign …   English World dictionary

  • holy war — 1. a war waged for what is supposed or proclaimed to be a holy purpose, as the defense of faith. 2. any disagreement or argument between fanatical proponents of radically differing beliefs, opinions, etc.: a holy war on the merits of rival… …   Universalium

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  • holy war — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms holy war : singular holy war plural holy wars a war that people with a particular religion believe that God wants them to fight …   English dictionary

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