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.
One recent protester has been sentenced to death by crucifixion and beheading.
Two years later, he was sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion and remains on death row.
And in the case of an exhibit currently showing at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (Cecut), Jesus Christ at the crucifixion.
Those who actually witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus were frightened in awe at its supernatural aspects.
The Passion of the Christ Mel Gibson’s violent 2004 epic about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was a blockbuster hit, but received an avalanche of criticism upon release.
The Irish government has lent its support to legislation that will reverse laws restricting the sale of alcohol on the day of Jesus’ crucifixion.
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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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