Meaning of crucifixion

cru•ci•fix•ion

Pronunciation: (kr"su-fik'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of crucifying.
  2. the state of being crucified.
  3. (cap.) the death of Jesus upon the Cross.
  4. a picture or other representation of this.
  5. severe and unjust punishment or suffering; persecution.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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