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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  cross,  too  by  degrees,  become  the  crucifix. 
  --Milman. 
 
  And  kissing  oft  her  crucifix,  Unto  the  block  she 
  drew.  --Warner. 
 
  2.  The  cross  or  religion  of  Christ.  [R.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crucifix 
  n  :  image  of  cross  on  which  Jesus  died  [syn:  {rood},  {rood-tree}] 




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