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noun as in rite of passage


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He played a leading role in uniting the Zulus across the political divides, and later spearheaded the revival of cultural practices such as the Reed Dance and male circumcision.

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At the bottom the simple paper brochure advertised female and male circumcision for just 30 Egyptian pounds ($4.50) a procedure.

Dr. Morris likens circumcision to vaccination by comparing the risk to others caused by refusing either intervention.

Thus it was with some alarm that I read comments from the author of a new study about circumcision and its benefits.

Moreover, “a vaccine is highly specific, whereas the protective effects of circumcision cover a wide array of medical conditions.”

In 2012, the AAP changed its policy statement, discarding its neutral stance to weigh in heavily on the side of circumcision.

By submitting to the rite, every one that received circumcision became a debtor to do the whole law.

Yet we are not told that Isaac was circumcised; nor is circumcision again spoken of until the time of Moses.

Abraham "received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had, yet being uncircumcised."

The Jewish religion prescribed circumcision, the observance of the Sabbath, the giving of alms, the feast of the Passover.

If retention follows circumcision, due to swelling of the parts, the surgeon should be notified.

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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to circumcision, such as: baptism, initiation, initiation rite, initiatory rite, and rite de passage.

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