crucifixion crucifixion  /ˌkru sɪ ˈfɪk ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
  2. (n) the death of Jesus by crucifixion
  3. (n) the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering


  1. Therefore, to many Jews the crucifixion is a horrible thing because they've been beaten over the head with it.
  2. In your book there is a crucifixion, but only reported secondhand by Jesus as something like a dream.
  3. The claim, after all, challenged one of the cornerstones of Christian faith that Jesus, after his crucifixion, rose bodily to heaven in his physical form.


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  1. "There are more black people that Bill and Hillary lean on," Young said. "You cannot be president alone. ...... To put a brother in there by himself is to set him up for crucifixion. His time will come and the world will be ready for a...
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Andrew Young Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. "Young man from Nazareth, marched through Jerusalem, object of scorn and derision and abuse and torture by an empire," Obama said. "The agony of crucifixion amid the cries of thieves. The discovery just three days later that would forever...
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Christian Broadcasting Network

  3. "If Benedict attacked us, we will respond to his insults with good things. We will call upon him, and all of the Christians to become Muslims who do not recognize the Trinity or the crucifixion," al-Zawahri said.
    on Sep 29, 2006 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: International Herald Tribune

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