crux commissa

noun
crux com·​mis·​sa | \ -kəˈmisə, -ˈkäˌm- \
plural cruces commissae\ -​ˌsē , -​ˌsī \

Definition of crux commissa

1 : a cross of crucifixion in which the upright shaft does not extend higher than the transverse beam — compare crux decussata, crux immissa

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History and Etymology for crux commissa

New Latin, literally, connected cross

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“Crux commissa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crux%20commissa. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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