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cir·cum·ci·sion

 (sûr′kəm-sĭzh′ən)
n.
1. The act of circumcising.
2. A religious ceremony in which a boy or man is circumcised.
3. Circumcision Christianity A feast observed on January 1 celebrating the circumcision of Jesus. Used with the.

circumcision

(ˌsɜːkəmˈsɪʒən)
n
1. (Surgery)
a. surgical removal of the foreskin of males
b. surgical incision into the skin covering the clitoris in females
c. removal of the clitoris
2. (Judaism) the act of circumcision, performed as a religious rite by Jews and Muslims
3. (Islam) the act of circumcision, performed as a religious rite by Jews and Muslims
4. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the festival celebrated on Jan 1 in commemoration of the circumcision of Jesus

cir•cum•ci•sion

(ˌsɜr kəmˈsɪʒ ən)

n.
1.
a. the act of circumcising.
b. brith.
2. (cap.) a church festival in honor of the circumcision of Jesus, observed on Jan. 1.
[1125–75; Middle English < Late Latin]

circumcision

Surgery to remove the penis foreskin, often for religious reasons.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circumcision - (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of JesusCircumcision - (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
2.circumcision - the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
religious rite, rite - an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
Berit, Berith, Bris, Briss, Brith - the Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life
3.circumcision - the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males
cutting off, abscission - the act of cutting something off
Translations
تَطْهير، خِتان
obřezáníobřízka
omskærelse
ختنه
ख़तना
körülmetélés
umskurîur
apipjaustymas
circumcizie
obriezka
ختنہ

circumcision

[ˌsɜːkəmˈsɪʒən] Ncircuncisión f

circumcision

[ˌsɜːrkəmˈsɪʒən] n [boy, man] → circoncision f; [girl] → excision f

circumcision

nBeschneidung f; the Circumcision (Eccl) → der Tag der Beschneidung des Herrn

circumcision

[ˌsɜːkəmˈsɪʒn] ncirconcisione f

circumcise

(ˈsəːkəmsaiz) verb
1. to remove the foreskin (of a man).
2. to remove a part of the clitoris (of a woman).
ˌcircumˈcision (-ˈsiʒən) noun

cir·cum·ci·sion

n. circuncisión, excisión del prepucio.

circumcision

n circuncisión f
References in classic literature ?
Gurth,'' replied the bondsman, ``sleeps in the cell on your right, as the Jew on that to your left; you serve to keep the child of circumcision separate from the abomination of his tribe.
They repeat baptism every year, they retain the practice of circumcision, they observe the Sabbath, they abstain from all those sorts of flesh which are forbidden by the law.
The circumcision is an example of the power of poetry to raise the low and offensive.
As for those captive tribes, themselves were they Who wrought their own captivity, fell off From God to worship calves, the deities Of Egypt, Baal next and Ashtaroth, And all the idolatries of heathen round, Besides their other worse than heathenish crimes; Nor in the land of their captivity Humbled themselves, or penitent besought The God of their forefathers, but so died Impenitent, and left a race behind Like to themselves, distinguishable scarce From Gentiles, but by circumcision vain, And God with idols in their worship joined.
But what if there had been a circumcision of such natures in the days of their youth; and they had been severed from those sensual pleasures, such as eating and drinking, which, like leaden weights, were attached to them at their birth, and which drag them down and turn the vision of their souls upon the things that are below--if, I say, they had been released from these impediments and turned in the opposite direction, the very same faculty in them would have seen the truth as keenly as they see what their eyes are turned to now.
net, Circlist) of male circumcisions evidences that at least some members of the public hold strong beliefs about circumcision.
Centers were eligible if they had at least 50 HIV voluntary counseling and testing clients each month and had at least five health care providers and counselors available to receive circumcision training and sexual risk reduction training, but did not have trained personnel providing circumcisions on a regular basis.
A wave of state Medicaid programs stopped paying for newborn circumcisions, which cost roughly $150 to $200.
Darby cites his own website in claiming that IMC is in decline in Australia, while not explaining that such statistics apply to Medicare claims, not actual circumcisions.
The pace of scale-up has been dramatic in the last three years, with nearly half of these circumcisions conducted in 2013 alone.
In pushing for circumcisions, Mr Morris cited evidence in medical literature on the role of foreskin in transmitting HIV to men.
Nonetheless, the three large randomised clinical trials found that only a small percentage of circumcisions (1.