Pronunciation: (kal'vu-rē), [key]
—pl. -ries for 2, 3.
1. Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified. Luke 23:33.
2. (often l.c.) a sculptured representation of the Crucifixion, usually erected in the open air.
3. (l.c.) an experience or occasion of extreme suffering, esp. mental suffering.
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