crucifixion - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃ(ə)n/
singularcrucifixion
pluralcrucifixions
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a method of killing someone by fastening them to a cross with nails or rope
  2. 2

    the Crucifixion

    the occasion when Jesus Christ was killed on the Cross according to the Bible