from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A difficult course or experience.
- n. Jesus's route from Pilate's judgment hall to Calvary.
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- n. The route believed to have been taken through Jerusalem by Christ on his way to Calvary.
- n. The Way of the Cross.
New Latin via dolōrōsa : Latin via, road + Late Latin dolōrōsa, feminine of dolōrōsus, sorrowful.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)