plural -s
: one of a group of the Donatists composed of runaway slaves, ruined peasants, and the non-Roman population of northern Africa who combining social with ecclesiastical revolt and courting martyrdom were suppressed by the government

Word History


Late Latin circumcellion-, circumcellio, from Latin circum- + Late Latin -cellion- -cellio (from Latin cella cell)

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“Circumcellion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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