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.
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The cross, too, by degrees, become the crucifix.
Milman.
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And kissing oft her crucifix,
Unto the block she drew.
Warner.
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2. The cross or religion of Christ. [R.] Jer. Taylor.
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