Circumcision definition

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(christianity) A feast observed on January 1 celebrating the circumcision of Jesus. Used with the .
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The act of circumcising.
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A religious ceremony in which a boy or man is circumcised.
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A circumcising, or being circumcised, either as a religious rite, as of the Jews or Muslims, or as a hygienic measure.
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(archaic) A cleansing from sin.
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The act of circumcising.
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A religious ceremony in which a boy or man is circumcised.
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The act of excising or amputating the prepuce (the foreskin on penises, the clitoral hood on clitorises)
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The act of excising tissue from the vulva of the female.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
circumcision
Plural:
circumcisions

Origin of circumcision

  • From Latin circumcīsiō, from circumcīdō (“cut around”), from circum (“about, around; through”) + caedō (“cut, hew”).

    From Wiktionary