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Definition of "crucifixion" []

  • The act of crucifying; execution on a cross. (noun)
  • The crucifying of Jesus on Calvary. Used with the. (noun)
  • A representation of Jesus on the cross. (noun)
  • An extremely difficult, painful trial; torturous suffering. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crucifixion" in a sentence
  • "The figure of Christ during the crucifixion is actually James Caviezel, despite popular rumors - no animatronics were used."
  • "In some communities, flagellation and/or real crucifixion is included."
  • "We must be crucified personally, mystically; for through crucifixion is the only path to resurrection."