Circumscription

Definition of Circumscription

Cir`cum`scrip´tion
n.1.An inscription written around anything.
2.The exterior line which determines the form or magnitude of a body; outline; periphery.
3.The act of limiting, or the state of being limited, by conditions or restraints; bound; confinement; limit.
I would not my unhoused, free condition
Put into circumscription and confine.
- Shak.

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