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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jihad 
  n  :  a  holy  war  by  Muslims  against  unbelievers  [syn:  {jehad}] 




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