jihad
noun /dʒɪhɑːd,dʒəˈhɑːd/
a) A holy war undertaken by Muslims.

The men, all devout Muslims, now face ... life imprisonment for entering into an agreement to wage violent jihad on Australian soil.

b) An aggressive campaign for an idea.

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  • jihad — jihád s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  JIHÁD s. n. (la musulmani) război sfânt. (< engl. jihad) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jihad — (n.) 1869, from Arabic, usually translated as holy war, lit. struggle, contest, effort, from infinitive of jahada he waged war, he applied himself to. Used in English since c.1880 for any sort of doctrinal crusade …   Etymology dictionary

  • jihad — o gihad /ʒiˈad, ar. dʒiˈhæːd/ [vc. ar., propr. «lotta, combattimento»] s. m. o f. inv. guerra santa …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • jihad — meaning ‘a holy war undertaken by Muslims against unbelievers’, is pronounced jee hahd, and is preferably spelt this way rather than jehad …   Modern English usage

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