Definition of jihad noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    jihad

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    noun
    NAmE//dʒɪˈhɑd//
     
     
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  1. 1(in Islam) a spiritual struggle within yourself to stop yourself from breaking religious or moral laws
  2. 2a holy war fought by Muslims to defend Islam
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: jihad