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n. pl. bris·es Judaism
The rite or ceremony of male circumcision, usually performed on the eighth day of life.
[Ashkenazi Hebrew brīs, from Hebrew bərît (mīlâ), covenant (of circumcision).]
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(Judaism) Judaism ritual circumcision of male babies, usually at eight days old, regarded as the formal entry of the child to the Jewish community
[from Hebrew, literally: covenant]
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the Jewish rite of circumcising a male child as a sign of his becoming a Jew.
[< Hebrew bərīth literally, covenant]
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|Noun||1.||Bris - the Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life|
circumcision - the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
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