See also: crucifixión

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin noun of process crucifixio, from perfect passive participle crucifixus ‎(fixed to a cross), from crux ‎(cross) + fīgō.

NounEdit

crucifixion ‎(plural crucifixions)

  1. 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.
  2. (military, historical, colloquial) The military punishment of being tied to a fixed object, often with the limbs in a stretched position.
  3. (absolute use, often capitalized: The Crucifixion) The death on the Cross of Christ.
  4. (figuratively) An ordeal, terrible, especially malicious treatment imposed upon someone.
    The suspects' hostile interrogation amounted to a public crucifixion.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kʁy.si.fik.sjɔ̃/

NounEdit

crucifixion f ‎(plural crucifixions)

  1. A crucifixion, death on the cross; terrible treatment

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin crucifixiō, crucifixiōnem.

NounEdit

crucifixion f ‎(plural crucifixions)

  1. (Jersey) crucifixion
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