The definition of a resurrection is a coming back to life, or coming back into practice.
An example of a resurrection is Jesus' return from the grave.
- a rising from the dead, or coming back to life
- the state of having risen from the dead
- a coming back into notice, practice, use, etc.; revival, as of old customs
Origin of resurrectionMiddle English resurreccion from Old French resurrection from Ecclesiastical Late Latin resurrectio from Classical Latin resurrectus, past participle of resurgere: see resurge
- the rising of Jesus from the dead after his death and burial
- the rising of all the dead at the Last Judgment
- a. The act of restoring a dead person, for example, to life.b. The condition of having been restored to life.
- Resurrection Christianity a. The return of Jesus to life on the third day after the Crucifixion.b. The restoration of the dead to life at the Last Judgment.
- The act of bringing back to practice, notice, use, or vibrancy; revival: the resurrection of an old custom; the resurrection of a decrepit neighborhood.
Origin of resurrectionMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin resurrēctiō resurrēctiōn- from Latin resurrēctus past participle of resurgere to rise again ; see resurge .