An organized effort to accomplish a purpose
A goal or set of interests served with dedication
The third crusade numbered among its chiefs Floris III.
prevented him from carrying out his planned crusade against Bohemia, his successor was a scarcely less bitter enemy of the country.
The foremost heroes of the first crusade were Netherlanders.
Zara was recovered, and while still at Zara the leaders of the Crusade, supported by Dandolo, resolved for their own private purposes to attack Constantinople, instead of making for the Holy Land.
By analogy the term "crusade" is also given to any campaign undertaken in the same spirit.
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