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holy war

also Holy War
n.
A war declared or fought for a religious or high moral purpose, as to extend or defend a religion.
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holy war

n
a war waged in the cause of a religion
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ho′ly war`


n.
1. a war waged for what is supposed or proclaimed to be a holy purpose, as the defense of faith.
2. any disagreement or argument between fanatical proponents of radically differing beliefs, opinions, etc.: a holy war about welfare reform.
[1685–95]
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