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Calvary


CALVARY, noun

1. A place of skulls; particularly, the place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill west of Jerusalem. In catholic countries, a kind of chapel raised on a hillock near a city, as a place of devotion, in memory of the place where our Savior suffered.

2. In heraldry, a cross so called, set upon steps, resembling the cross on which our Savior was crucified.