KJV Dictionary Definition: calvary



1. A place of skulls; particularly, the place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill west of Jerusalem. In catholic countries, a kind of chapel raised on a hillock near a city, as a place of devotion, in memory of the place where our Savior suffered.

2. In heraldry, a cross so called, set upon steps, resembling the cross on which our Savior was crucified.