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1. Islam An individual's striving for spiritual self-perfection.
2. Islam A Muslim holy war or spiritual struggle for the propagation or defense of Islam.
3. A campaign against perceived foes, especially such a campaign regarded as fanatical or immoderate: "The war against smoking is turning into a jihad against people who smoke" (Fortune).
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1. (Islam) Islam a holy war against infidels undertaken by Muslims in defence of the Islamic faith
2. (Islam) Islam the personal struggle of the individual believer against evil and persecution
3. rare a crusade in support of a cause
[C19: from Arabic jihād a conflict]
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1. a holy war undertaken as a sacred duty by Muslims.
2. any vigorous, emotional crusade for an idea or principle.
[1865–70; < Arabic jihād struggle, strife]
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An Arabic word meaning conflict, used especially to mean a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels.
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|Noun||1.||jihad - a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels|
|2.||jihad - a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal|
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jihad[dʒɪˈhæd] N (Rel) → jihad f (guerra santa musulmana)
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