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a. The act of crucifying; execution on a cross.
b. Crucifixion The crucifying of Jesus on Calvary. Used with the.
c. A representation of Jesus on the cross.
2. An extremely difficult, painful trial; torturous suffering.


a method of putting to death by nailing or binding to a cross, normally by the hands and feet, which was widespread in the ancient world


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the Crucifixion the crucifying of Christ at Calvary, regarded by Christians as the culminating redemptive act of his ministry
2. (Art Terms) a picture or representation of this


(ˌkru səˈfɪk ʃən)

1. the act of crucifying or the state of being crucified.
2. (cap.) the death of Jesus upon the Cross.
3. a picture or other representation of this.
4. severe and unjust punishment or suffering.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crucifixion - the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient worldcrucifixion - the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
2.Crucifixion - the death of Jesus by crucifixion
3.crucifixion - the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
صَلْب المسيح، صورة المَسيح مَصلوبا
Jesu korsfæstelsekorsfæstelse
keresztre feszítés
çarmıha ger meHz.İsa'nın çarmıha gerilerek ölmesi


[ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃən] Ncrucifixión f


[ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃən] ncrucifixion f, crucifiement m


nKreuzigung f


[ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃn] ncrocifissione f


(ˈkruːsifai) verb
to put to death by fixing the hands and feet to a cross. Christ was crucified.
ˈcrucifix (-fiks) noun
a figure of Christ on the cross.
ˌcruciˈfixion (-ˈfikʃən) noun
(a) death on the cross, especially that of Christ.
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He had chasubles, also, of amber-coloured silk, and blue silk and gold brocade, and yellow silk damask and cloth of gold, figured with representations of the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ, and embroidered with lions and peacocks and other emblems; dalmatics of white satin and pink silk damask, decorated with tulips and dolphins and fleurs-de-lis; altar frontals of crimson velvet and blue linen; and many corporals, chalice-veils, and sudaria.
This is further deepened in the third part, the Third Week, where the passion and Crucifixion of Christ is posed as the framework of our call and mission.
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GRUESOME Film depiction of the crucifixion of Christ
The cross on the top represents the crucifixion of Christ and the spices inside remind Christians of those put on his body.
The 16th-century writing box illustrating the Sacrifice of Isaac from the Bengal Coast, India, of European form but decorated using exotic lacquer is particularly fine; as is the 17th-century ivory statue of the Good Shepherd from Goa, which is backed by lily stalks; and an ivory relief showing mourners at the Crucifixion of Christ attributed to a 17th-century carver from Sri Lanka.
Caption: Above: Inside the nave, a starburst of light shines down on the crucifixion of Christ as sunlight streams through a roof supported by fluted ivory-colored columns.
The paintings signify 'light at the end of the tunnel' which tie in with the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
The closest Bach came to opera was in his settings of the Passion story, telling of the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Christ according to the biblical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Nanteos Cup, an ancient wooden chalice, was rumoured to have been carried over to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, years after the crucifixion of Christ.
Muslims do not believe in the crucifixion of Christ.
He regained his freedom and became a Christian after personally witnessing the crucifixion of Christ.