- Latin term for 'signed with the cross', i.e. crusaders. They wore a tunic of white with a cross in red on the chest. -Cf. Crusades
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Crusades — The crusades made up the sequence of expeditions mounted in Europe with the intention of freeing the Holy Land from Islam, and imposing Christian rule. The crusading movement is striking testimony to the influence of the pope throughout Europe,… … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases