Resurrection

Definition of Resurrection

Res`ur`rec´tion
n.1.A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
2.Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of Judgment.
Nor after resurrection shall he stay
Longer on earth.
- Milton.
3.State of being risen from the dead; future state.
In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage.
- Matt. xxii. 30.
4.The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead.
I am the resurrection, and the life.
- John xi. 25.
Cross of the resurrection
a slender cross with a pennant floating from the junction of the bars.
Resurrection plant
(Bot.) a name given to several species of Selaginella (as Selaginella convoluta and Selaginella lepidophylla), flowerless plants which, when dry, close up so as to resemble a bird's nest, but revive and expand again when moistened. The name is sometimes also given to the rose of Jericho. See under Rose.

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apotheosis, ascension, assumption, copy, duplication, gathering, imitation, new birth, palingenesis, palingenesy, re-creation, re-formation, reanimation, rebirth, rebuilding, reconstitution, reconstruction, recrudescence, redesign, redoing, reedition, reestablishment, refashioning, refreshment, regeneracy, regenerateness, regeneration, regenesis, reinstitution, reissue, rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, remaking, renaissance, renascence, renewal, renovation, reorganization, repetition, reprinting, reproduction, reshaping, restoration, restructuring, resurgence, resuscitation, revision, revival, revivescence, revivescency, revivification, second wind, second youth, the Ascension, the Assumption, translation
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