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or mu·ja·hed·din, mu·ja·hi·deen

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plural noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. Muslim guerrilla fighters, especially in Afghanistan and Iran.
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mujahedeen or mujahideen

pl n
  1. the mujaheddin (sometimes capital) (in Afghanistan and Iran) fundamentalist Muslim guerrillas; in Afghanistan in 1992 the mujaheddin overthrew the government but were unable to agree on a constitution due to factional conflict and in 1996 Taliban forces seized power
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Word Origin

C20: from Arabic mujāhidīn fighters, ultimately from jihad
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