This, after two dozen of them said they were against Ted Cruz and his defunding Obamacare crusade.
Armies of Heaven A historian vividly examines the apocalyptic First crusade.
The decision means the campaign is going to become even more of a crusade against "liberal tyranny" than it might have been.
1706, respelling of croisade (1570s), from Middle French croisade (16c.), Spanish cruzada, both from Medieval Latin cruciata, past participle of cruciare "to mark with a cross," from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "cross." Other Middle English forms were croiserie, creiserie. Figurative sense of "campaign against a public evil" is from 1786.
1732, from crusade (n.). Related: Crusaded; crusading.