Circumcellion

noun
Cir·cum·cel·lion
plural -s

Definition of Circumcellion 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Circumcellion

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

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