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Red Cross.

1.

The crusaders or the cause they represented.

2.

A hospital or ambulance service established as a result of, though not provided for by, the Geneva Convention of 1864; any of the national societies for alleviating the sufferings of the sick and wounded war, also giving aid and relief during great calamities; also, a member or worker of such a society; - - so called from the badge of neutrality; the Geneva Cross.

 

© Webster 1913.