[s_ˈɜː_k_ə_m_s_ˌɪ_ʒ_ə_n], [sˈɜːkəmsˌɪʒən], [sˈɜːkəmsˌɪʒən]

Definitions of circumcision:

  1.   ( Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   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.
  3.   the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5.   Rejection of the sins of the flesh; spiritual purification, and acceptance of the Christian faith. – Newage Dictionary DB
  6.   Excision of the prepuce or part of it. – Medical Dictionary DB
  7.   The initiatory rite of Judaism; spiritual purification; the Jewish people. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8.   ( Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) a feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9.   The Jews, as a circumcised people. – Newage Dictionary DB
  10.   The operation of removing part or all of the foreskin, or prepuce. – A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11.   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.
  12.   Act of circumcising. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13.   The act of cutting off the prepuce or foreskin of males, or the internal labia of females. – Newage Dictionary DB
  14.   Removal of prepuce in whole or part. – Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.

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. 11. Circumcision S. Luke ii. ” – The Prayer Book Explained by Percival Jackson
  2. From the feast of Saint Martin up to that of the circumcision of the Lord, Saladin hath besieged Tyre incessantly, by night and by day, throwing into it immense stones from thirteen military engines. ” – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The rite of circumcision could not, indeed, be forbidden to the Muhammadans, but Akbar directed that the ceremony should not be performed until the lad had attained the age of twelve. ” – Rulers of India: Akbar by George Bruce Malleson
  6. Circumcision was manifestly a rite strictly initiatory. ” – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  7. The only dispensation I have asked and obtained, has been respecting circumcision although it can hardly be called so, because, at my age, it might have proved dangerous. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  8. The circumcision was to be next day. ” – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. “ I believe it is the place where the right of circumcision is performed. ” – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  12. Circumcision on the eighth day, if the child is strong enough, is a holy festival. ” – Cities of the Dawn by J. Ewing Ritchie
  13. 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
  14. The constant irritation makes it practically impossible for the patient to keep his hands from the parts, and so circumcision is absolutely necessary. ” – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  15. “ 146 Salkh, the kind of circumcision among the Badawin so called, ii. ” – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  16. As for example, circumcision distinction of meats, and many others. ” – The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old by George Bethune English
  17. The Feast of the Circumcision is designed to be observed with great solemnity. ” – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  18. In Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. ” – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  19. 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

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