[sur-kuh m-jey-suh nt]
- lying around; surrounding.
Origin of circumjacent
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Examples from the Web for circumjacent
They were circumjacent, and each might take a portion convenient to his own territory.Political Pamphlets
The circumjacent plains are filled with the legions of Rome.Zenobia
The worship there paid to their supreme God was famous throughout the circumjacent countries.Legends of the Saxon Saints
Aubrey de Vere
Upon the principal building stands a turret, which commands an extensive view over the town and circumjacent country.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2
Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
New fissures showed themselves up to the vicinity of Nicolosi, and the lava flowed in great waves over the circumjacent lands.
Word Origin and History for circumjacent
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