Definitions of calvary

  1. a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A cross, set upon three steps; - more properly called cross calvary. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A place of skulls, the mount where Christ was crucified; in Rom. Cath. countries, an elevation on which crosses representing the crucifixion are erected for purposes of devotion; a cross so called, set upon steps. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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  1. 2. Then if the law thou readest of, tell thee in thy conscience thou must do this and the other good work of the law, if ever thou wilt be saved; answer plainly, that for thy part thou art resolved now not to work for life, but to believe in the virtue of that blood shed upon the cross, upon Mount Calvary for the remission of sins. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  2. I lingered in the hope that the room should be vacated, and I might try if his Calvary through whose filigree chinks I peeked- should not prove to be another door, and so be the means of my recovering my electric flashlight. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden