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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.
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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
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(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]
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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"
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صَلْب المسيح، صورة المَسيح مَصلوبا
Jesu korsfæstelsekorsfæstelse
keresztre feszítés
çarmıha ger meHz.İsa'nın çarmıha gerilerek ölmesi


[ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃən] Ncrucifixión f
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[ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃən] ncrucifixion f, crucifiement m
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nKreuzigung f
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[ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃn] ncrocifissione f
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(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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References in classic literature ?
"But why should you bring about the crucifixion of the Bishop?" I asked.
If this great Teacher of theirs could have seen Himself after the Crucifixion, how could He have consented to mount the Cross and to die as He did?
The legend goes that after the Crucifixion his conscience troubled him, and he fled from Jerusalem and wandered about the earth, weary of life and a prey to tortures of the mind.
Seen moving about, far away in the dim, arched aisles of the Great Bazaar, they look as the shrouded dead must have looked when they walked forth from their graves amid the storms and thunders and earthquakes that burst upon Calvary that awful night of the Crucifixion. A street in Constantinople is a picture which one ought to see once--not oftener.
His name sounds old, but I never heard of it before, as the man said of the Crucifixion. Why talk about his blue blood?
"He had thought of killing himself, so that no one should behold Napoleon after his defeat; like Jesus Christ before the Crucifixion, he thought himself forsaken by God and by his talisman, and so he took enough poison to kill a regiment, but it had no effect whatever upon him.
Events in the life of Christ--Nativity, Baptism in the River Jordan, the Crucifixion, etc.
The crucifixion is also associated with a number of events in Holy Week including the victorious return of Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and many other rituals," said a member of Christian community.
Many in the crowds had driven for hours to witness the crucifixions -- the frenzied climax of the day's gory spectacle that Catholics say is a re-enactment the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The play was first staged in 1955, or seven years ahead of the crucifixion in Cutud by faith healer Artemio Anoza in 1962.
Good Friday, also called Holy Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, is a holiday observed primarily by adherents to Christianity commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
One of the founders of Holocaust studies, Christian theologian and United Methodist minister Littell (1917-2009) published The Crucifixion of the Jews: The Failure of Christians to Understand the Jewish Experience in 1975.