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



    BrE BrE//ˌkruːsəˈfɪkʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkruːsəˈfɪkʃn//
    (also Crucifixion)
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] the act of killing somebody by fastening them to a cross the Crucifixion (= of Jesus)
  2. 2[countable] a painting or other work of art representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin crucifixio(n-), from the verb crucifigere, from Latin crux, cruc- ‘cross’ + figere ‘fix’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crucifixion