crux immissa

crux im·mis·sa | \-iˈmisə, -ˈiˌm-\
plural cruces immissae\-ˌsē, -ˌsī \

Definition of crux immissa 

1 : a cross of crucifixion in which the top of the upright shaft extends above the transverse beam

called also crux capitata

— compare crux commissa, crux decussata

2 : latin cross

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History and Etymology for crux immissa

New Latin, literally, cross hanging down

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