a.1.Standing or placed around; surrounding.
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In other words, the aim of these rebels is to cause destruction so as to be recognized and then be rewarded with positions that they could not have otherwise get under normal circumstant, where competence is put into test.
713 (Rome: Marietti, 1952), 267: "Veritas enim existentium radicaliter consisit in apprehensione quidditatis rerum, quam quidditatem rationales animae non statim apprehendere possunt per seipsam, sed diffundunt se per proprietates et effectus qui circumstant rei essentiam, ut ex his ad propriam veritatem ingrediantur.
Is then this entity a circumstant in the linguistic situation of braking?
In the corresponding SIT(L), the braked-for entity would be a circumstant, not a participant.
Thus, suppose a semantic element 'c' expressed with L is actant-like but does not correspond to an obligatory participant of the SIT(L); then we try the five criteria on it: if they concur to single '[sigma]' out as an optional SemA, we take '[sigma]' to be a SemA and the corresponding entity, an optional participant of SIT(L); otherwise, this entity is a circumstant and we have recourse to lexical functions in order to describe the expression of '[sigma]'.
Circumstants express the circumstances of time, place, manner, etc.
But generally speaking, location and time constitute a necessary frame in which a SIT(L) takes place without being SIT(L)'s participants: they are SIT(L)'s circumstants.
Having reproduced and ridiculed the Catholic Salisbury Use, and recounted a reformed history of "how and by whom this popish or rather apish Masse became so clamperde and patched togither" (1274), Foxe turns his attention to "such trinkettes as were to the foresaide Masse appertaining or circumstant, first, the linnen albes and Corporasses" (1276).