Etymology
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circumcision (n.)

"the act of cutting off the foreskin," late 12c., from Latin circumcisionem (nominative circumcisio), noun of action from past participle stem of circumcidere "to cut around; cut, clip, trim, prune off," from circum "around" (see circum-) + caedere "to cut" (from PIE root *kae-id- "to strike.").

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Definitions of circumcision
1
circumcision (n.)
the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite;
circumcision (n.)
the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males;
2
Circumcision (n.)
(Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st;
Synonyms: Feast of the Circumcision / January "
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