Crucifixes
Crucifix Cru"ci*fix (kr?"s?-f?ks), n.; pl. {Crucifixes} (-?z). [F. crucifix or LL. crucifixum, fr. L. crux, crucis, cross + figere, fixum, to fix. See {Cross}, and {Fix}, and cf. Crucify.] 1. A representation in art of the figure of Christ upon the cross; esp., the sculptured figure affixed to a real cross of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, used by the Roman Catholics in their devotions. [1913 Webster]

The cross, too, by degrees, become the crucifix. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

And kissing oft her crucifix, Unto the block she drew. --Warner. [1913 Webster]

2. The cross or religion of Christ. [R.] --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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