- a crucifying or being crucified
- [C-] a representation of the Crucifixion as in painting or statuary
- a. The act of crucifying; execution on a cross.b. Crucifixion The crucifying of Jesus on Calvary. Used with the.c. A representation of Jesus on the cross.
- An extremely difficult, painful trial; torturous suffering.
- An execution by being nailed or tied to an upright cross and left to hang there until dead.
- Rome used crucifixions as a deterrent, and standard for the 'vilest' crimes, such as slave rebellion.
- (absolute use, often capitalized: The Crucifixion) The death on the Cross of Christ.
- (figuratively) An ordeal, terrible, especially malicious treatment imposed upon someone.
- The suspects' hostile interrogation amounted to a public crucifixion.
From Latin noun of process crucifixio, from perfect passive participle crucifixus, fixed to a cross, from prefix cruci- (“cross”), + verb ficere (“fix, do”), variant form of facere (“do, make”).