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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
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