Meaning of “crucifixion” in the English Dictionary

"crucifixion" in English

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crucifixionnoun

uk /kruː.səˈfɪk.ʃən/ us /kruː.səˈfɪk.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • Within a recess of the eastern wall are three headless figures, representing, in the centre, the Crucifixion, St. Mary and St. John standing on either side. 

Examples from literature

  • Within a recess of the eastern wall are three headless figures, representing, in the centre, the Crucifixion, St. Mary and St. John standing on either side. 

the Crucifixionnoun

uk /kruː.səˈfɪk.ʃən/ us /kruː.səˈfɪk.ʃən/

(Definition of “crucifixion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crucifixion" in American English

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crucifixionnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌkru·səˈfɪk·ʃən/

the act of killing someone by fixing that person to a cross and leaving him or her to die, or the death of Jesus on a cross

(Definition of “crucifixion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)