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

     

    crucifixion

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    noun
    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 Origin late 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