- 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.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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