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  • A wooden cross used by the Romans for crucifixions.
  • An ornamental or symbolic representation of Christ on a crucifix, often worn as a pendant or displayed in a Christian church.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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.

The cross, too, by degrees, become the crucifix.

And kissing oft her crucifix,
Unto the block she drew.

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

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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