noun cir·cum·ci·sion \ˌsər-kəm-ˈsi-zhən, ˈsər-kəm-ˌ\

Definition of CIRCUMCISION

a :  the act of circumcising; especially :  a Jewish rite performed on male infants as a sign of inclusion in the Jewish religious community
b :  the condition of being circumcised
capitalized :  January 1 observed as a festival in some churches in commemoration of the circumcision of Jesus

First Known Use of CIRCUMCISION

12th century

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noun cir·cum·ci·sion \ˌsər-kəm-ˈsizh-ən\

Medical Definition of CIRCUMCISION

:  the act of circumcising: a :  the cutting off of the foreskin of males that is practiced as a religious rite by Jews and Muslims and as a sanitary measure in modern surgery b :  female genital mutilation
:  the condition of being circumcised


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