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Latin circumstans.


circumstant (comparative more circumstant, superlative most circumstant)

  1. Standing or placed around; surrounding.
    • Sir Kenelm Digby
      And then he will perceive the reason why light is darted from the body of the sun with that incredible celerity wherewith its beams fly to visit the remotest parts of the world, and how of necessity it gives motion to all circumstant bodies []

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 circumstant in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




  1. third-person plural present active indicative of circumstō