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res·ur·rec·tion  audio  (rz-rkshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The act of rising from the dead or returning to life.
  2. The state of one who has returned to life.
  3. The act of bringing back to practice, notice, or use; revival.
  4. Resurrection Christianity
    1. The rising again of Jesus on the third day after the Crucifixion.
    2. The rising again of the dead at the Last Judgment.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin resurrcti, resurrctin-, from Latin resurrctus, past participle of resurgere, to rise again ; see resurge

OTHER FORMS:
resur·rection·al(Adjective)


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