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Definition of "circumcision" [cir•cum•cision]

  • The act of circumcising. (noun)
  • A religious ceremony in which someone is circumcised. (noun)
  • A Christian feast celebrating the circumcision of Jesus. Used with the. (noun)
  • January 1, the day on which this feast is celebrated. Used with the. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "circumcision" in a sentence
  • "One might ask why then do religious people CUT their children in circumcision, circumcision is a tradition of man and not of God."
  • "This spiritual circumcision is realized in, or by, union with Christ, whose "circumcision," whereby He became responsible for us to keep the whole law, is imputed to believers for justification; and union with whom, in all His vicarious obedience, including His circumcision, is the source of our sanctification."
  • "Another big reason people advocate for circumcision is purely for cosmetic reasons."