Definition of crucifix noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkruːsəfɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkruːsəfɪks//
Religious items
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a model of a cross with a figure of Jesus Christ on it, as a symbol of the Christian religion See related entries: Religious items Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin crucifixus, from Latin cruci fixus ‘fixed to a cross’. Compare with crucify.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crucifix