crux immissa

noun
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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“Crux immissa.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crux%20immissa. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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