from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Roman Catholic Church A devotion consisting of prayers and meditations before each of 14 crosses or images set up in a church or along a path commemorating the events of the Passion of Jesus.
  • Roman Catholic Church The 14 crosses of this devotion, often accompanied by images or pictures representing the events of the Passion of Jesus.


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