Definition of crucifix
: a representation of Christ on the cross
Examples of crucifix in a Sentence
He wears a crucifix on a chain around his neck.
Recent Examples of crucifix from the Web
The unidentified man swam in the Gulf five days after having a crucifix and pair of praying hands tattooed on his right calf.
The man had chosen a crucifix and pair of praying hands for his latest ink, and began suffering from fever, chills and a rash close to the tattoo after swimming, the news outlet reported.
Underwood spitting in the face of a near-life-size Christ on a crucifix in Season 3 was appalling.
There was no Jesus in that house, no Bible, no devotional materials of any kind, no crucifixes or homiletic asides, nothing.
Artworks such as a riding crop protruding from an anus, or a crucifix submerged in urine may have artistic merit, but that doesn’t mean their creators have a constitutional right to government funding, the Supreme Court ruled today.
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CRUCIFIX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crucifix for English Language Learners
: a model of a cross with a figure of Jesus Christ crucified on it
CRUCIFIX Defined for Kids
Definition of crucifix for Students
: a cross with a figure representing Jesus Christ crucified on it
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