Definition of holy war in English:

holy war

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noun

  • A war declared or waged in support of a religious cause.
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    • Moreover, by papal decree, the monarchs of Spain and Portugal were commanded to wage a holy war to support this missionary endeavour.
    • The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics.
    • In thousands of journal articles and scholarly monographs Christianity's holy wars have been probed, analyzed, and debated.

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