circumscription

[ sur-kuh m-skrip-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF circumscription

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Every passer-by might note the limit and circumscription dividing the new place from the ancient seat of the lords of the manor.

It would not do to allege our human inability to conceive, or in imagination to draw, such a circumscription.

He was meditating rather sadly upon the circumscription of human fame.

They were sensible that this province admitted not of any exact boundary or circumscription.

One short distribution and circumscription of historical ages will soon place matters in a more hopeful aspect.

Thus in measure as the Referendum comes into play does the circumscription practicing it become a complete community.

In educational matters it falls within the circumscription of the acadmie of Toulouse.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin circumscriptionem (nominative circumscriptio) "an encircling; fact of being held to set limits," noun of action from past participle stem of circumscribere (see circumscribe). Figurative sense of "setting limits of meaning" is earliest in English.

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