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From Latin circumductus, past participle of circumducere (to lead around), from circum + ducere (to lead).


circumduct (third-person singular simple present circumducts, present participle circumducting, simple past and past participle circumducted)

  1. (obsolete) To lead about or astray.
  2. (law, obsolete) To contravene; to nullify.
    to circumduct acts of judicature
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for circumduct in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)