noun Cir·cum·cel·lion

Definition of Circumcellion



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of circumcellion

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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