Cir`cum*scrip"tion (?), n. [L. circumscriptio. See Circumscribe.]
An inscription written around anything.
The exterior line which determines the form or magnitude of a body; outline; periphery.
The act of limiting, or the state of being limited, by conditions or restraints; bound; confinement; limit.
The circumscriptions of terrestrial nature.
I would not my unhoused, free condition
Put into circumscription and confine.
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