Crusado

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crusado An old Portuguese coin, worth about seventy cents.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crusado A crusade.
    • n crusado A bull issued by the pope urging a crusade, promising immediate entrance into heaven to those who died in the service, and many indulgences to those who survived.
    • n crusado A money and coin of Portugal. The old crusado, now a mere name, was 400 reis, or 43 United States cents. The new crusado is 480 reis, or 52 cents. The Portuguese settlements of the east coast of Africa reckon with a crusado of only 17 cents. Also crusade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crusado kroo-sā′do a Portuguese coin, so called because marked with a cross.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pg. cruzado, fr. cruz, fr. L. crux,. See Crusade, 3
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Port. cruzado.

Usage

In literature:

CRUSADO, Portuguese gold coin, marked with a cross.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
CRUSADO, Portuguese gold coin, marked with a cross.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
CRUSADO, Portuguese gold coin, marked with a cross.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
CRUSADO, Portuguese gold coin, marked with a cross.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
CRUSADO, Portuguese gold coin, marked with a cross.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
He found it a capital way to extract the last hidden crusado.
"The Actress in High Life" by Sue Petigru Bowen
Would not you like to practise a little with your crusados at the Queen's ball before you go to the Holy Sepulchre?
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
It is computed that fifty millions of crusadoes, at least, were carried out of the country by the Portuguese returning to Lisbon.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
Buy indulgences, my brothers; they are to be had for crusadoes, for gold florins.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel" by Charles de Coster
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