Circumcision

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Circumcision \Cir'cum*cision\, noun [L. circumcisio.]

1. The act of cutting off the prepuce or foreskin of males, or the internal labia of females.

Note: The circumcision of males is practiced as a religious rite by the Jews, Mohammedans, etc.

2. (Script.) (a) The Jews, as a circumcised people. (b) Rejection of the sins of the flesh; spiritual purification, and acceptance of the Christian faith.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Circumcision

noun

1: (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st [syn: {Circumcision}, {Feast of the Circumcision}, {January 1}]

2: the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite

3: the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males


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