I. N. R. I


I. N. R. I
   The initials of the Latin version of the accusation placed over our Lord's Head on the Cross, viz.: "Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum," and meaning "Jesus of Nazareth (the) King of (the) Jews." These letters are often used in Church decoration.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.