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noun cir·cum·bend·i·bus

Definition of circumbendibus



  1. :  an indirect or roundabout course especially in writing or speaking :  circumlocution

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Origin and Etymology of circumbendibus

Latin circum round about + English bend + Latin -ibus, ablative plural ending — more at circum

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