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Noun crusader has 2 senses
- reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist - a disputant who advocates reform
--1 is a kind of disputant, controversialist, eristic
--1 has particulars:
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- crusader - a warrior who engages in a holy war; "the crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims"
--2 is a kind of warrior