Crucifixion meaning

kro͝o'sə-fĭk'shən
An extremely difficult, painful trial; torturous suffering.
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A representation of the Crucifixion as in painting or statuary.
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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.

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(absolute use, often capitalized: The Crucifixion) The death on the Cross of Christ.
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(figuratively) An ordeal, terrible, especially malicious treatment imposed upon someone.

The suspects' hostile interrogation amounted to a public crucifixion.

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A crucifying or being crucified.
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the Crucifixion
  • The crucifying of Jesus.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Crucifixion

Origin of 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”).
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