[s_ˈɜː_k_ə_m_s_ˌɪ_ʒ_ə_n], [sˈɜːkəmsˌɪʒən], [sˈɜːkəmsˌɪʒən]

Definitions of circumcision:

  1.   The act of circumcising, performed among the Jews as a symbol of religious separation. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2.   The act or ceremony of cutting off the foreskin among the Jews, & c. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Act of circumcising. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for circumcision:

  1. Well it's a drastic procedure by your standards and mine, but for the people who are living in desperation perhaps the best way to understand it is that it seems no more drastic to them than circumcision – John Money

Usage examples for circumcision:

  1. Circumcision was manifestly a rite strictly initiatory. ” – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. It would seem also that they labored to make it appear that Paul's doctrine respecting circumcision and the Mosaic law was contrary to that of Peter and the other apostles of the circumcision – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  3. In his last imprisonment he wrote it to the Colossians: " There cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all." ” – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  4. In Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. ” – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  5. The deliverance from Egypt stands on the same footing as circumcision – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  6. The circumcision was to be next day. ” – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  7. 4: 11. The seal of circumcision then, did not make the covenant valid, for the covenant existed many years before the rite of circumcision was instituted. ” – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  8. These are the only races of men who practise circumcision and these evidently practise it in the same manner as the Egyptians. ” – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  9. We have not yet Barbarians, Philistines, and Populace labelled with their tickets and furnished with their descriptions; but the three classes are already sharply separated in Mr Arnold's mind, and we can see that only in the Philistine who burns Dagon, and accepts circumcision and culture fully, is there to be any salvation. ” – Matthew Arnold by George Saintsbury
  10. 11. Circumcision S. Luke ii. ” – The Prayer Book Explained by Percival Jackson

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