What is the word for a religious war? See definition of holy war on Dictionary.com. nounreligious war.
What does the word holy war mean? Definition of holy war
: a war or violent campaign waged often by religious extremists for what is considered to be a holy purpose.
What is an example of a holy war? The great series of western holy wars were the Crusades, which lasted from 1095 until 1291 CE. The aim was to capture the sacred places in the Holy Land from the Muslims who lived there, so it was intended as a war to right wrongs done against Christianity. The first Crusade was started by Pope Urban II in 1095.
What is a synonym for jihad? jihad, jehad, striving, nisus, pains, strain. usage: a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal. All rights reserved.