circumscribo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

circum + scrībō

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active circumscrībō, present infinitive circumscrībere, perfect active circumscrīpsi, supine circumscrīptum

  1. I draw a line around, enclose in a circle, circumscribe.
  2. I enclose, limit, bound, restrain, hem in.
  3. (medicine) I abate, subside.
  4. I deceive, cheat, circumvent, entrap, ensnare
  5. I defraud, deprive of money.
  6. I declare invalid, annul, invalidate, void.

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References[edit]

  • circumscribo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879