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crucifixion

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

Simple Definition of crucifixion

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crucifixion

  1. 1 a capitalized :  the crucifying of Christ b :  the act of crucifying

  2. 2 :  extreme and painful punishment, affliction, or suffering

Examples of crucifixion in a sentence

  1. the crucifixion of the rebel Spartacus



15th Century

First Known Use of crucifixion

15th century



CRUCIFIXION Defined for Kids

crucifixion

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

Definition of crucifixion for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of killing someone by nailing his or her feet and hands to a cross

  2. 2 cap :  the crucifying of Jesus Christ on a cross





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