Circumscription

Cir`cum*scrip"tion

(?), n. [L. circumscriptio. See Circumscribe.] 1. An inscription written around anything. [R.] Ashmole.
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2. The exterior line which determines the form or magnitude of a body; outline; periphery. Ray.
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3. The act of limiting, or the state of being limited, by conditions or restraints; bound; confinement; limit.
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The circumscriptions of terrestrial nature.
Johnson.
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I would not my unhoused, free condition
Put into circumscription and confine.
Shak.
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