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crucifixion

noun cru·ci·fix·ion \ˌkrü-sə-ˈfik-shən\

: an act of killing someone by nailing or tying his or her hands and feet to a cross : an act of crucifying someone

the Crucifixion : the killing of Jesus Christ on a cross

Full Definition of CRUCIFIXION

1
a capitalized :  the crucifying of Christ
b :  the act of crucifying
2
:  extreme and painful punishment, affliction, or suffering

Examples of CRUCIFIXION

  1. the crucifixion of the rebel Spartacus

First Known Use of CRUCIFIXION

15th century
CRUCIFIXION Defined for Kids

crucifixion

noun cru·ci·fix·ion \ˌkrü-sə-ˈfik-shən\

Definition of CRUCIFIXION for Kids

1
:  the act of killing someone by nailing his or her feet and hands to a cross
2
cap :  the crucifying of Jesus Christ on a cross

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