- a circumcising, or being circumcised, either as a religious rite, as of the Jews or Muslims, or as a hygienic measure
- Archaic a cleansing from sin
Origin of circumcisionMiddle English circumcisioun ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin circumcisio
- The act of circumcising.
- A religious ceremony in which a boy or man is circumcised.
- Circumcision Christianity A feast observed on January 1 celebrating the circumcision of Jesus. Used with the.