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.


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