circumcision

[ sur-kuh m-sizh-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF circumcision
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I believe it is the place where the rite of circumcision is performed.

The circumcision is an example of the power of poetry to raise the low and offensive.

They are going up to the city for the Mohammedan rite of circumcision.

This embraced the Sabbath for circumcision, and the Sabbath were then the only laws, or statutes, or commandments written.

This could not be done in the first initiating ordinance of the church,—circumcision.

They are circumcision; shaving off the hair from the head and the body; the paring of the nails.

Even under the Old Testament they were admitted into it by circumcision.

The only preventive or remedy for this condition is circumcision.

Circumcision is nothing, as most of us are forward to proclaim.

Paul proclaimed that circumcision and uncircumcision were alike unavailing.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., from Latin circumcisionem (nominative circumcisio), noun of action from past participle stem of circumcidere "to cut around; cut, clip, trim," from circum "around" (see circum-) + caedere "to cut" (see -cide).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CIRCUMCISION

rite of passage

nounritual performed for change of status
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