Definition of crucifixion
1a capitalized : the crucifying of Christb : the act of crucifying
2 : extreme and painful punishment, affliction, or suffering
Examples of crucifixion in a Sentence
the crucifixion of the rebel Spartacus
Recent Examples of crucifixion from the Web
The regime's brutality is legendary, and ISIS militants are infamous for beheadings, crucifixions, and other horrific methods of execution.
The following day, President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president in more than a century to visit the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed to mark the site of Jesus’ crucifixion.
A woman died of an apparent heart attack on Wednesday while watching the climactic crucifixion scene in The Passion of the Christ at a morning showing in Wichita, Kansas, a local television station reported.
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First Known Use of crucifixion
CRUCIFIXION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crucifixion for English Language Learners
: 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
CRUCIFIXION Defined for Kids
Definition of crucifixion for Students
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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