Cir`cum*cision (?), n. [L. circumcisio.]
The act of cutting off the prepuce or foreskin of males, or the internal labia of females.
⇒ The circumcision of males is practiced as a religious rite by the Jews, Mohammedans, etc.
2. Script. (a)
The Jews, as a circumcised people.
Rejection of the sins of the flesh; spiritual purification, and acceptance of the Christian faith.
© Webster 1913.