Origin of circumjacent
Examples from the Web for circumjacent
They were circumjacent, and each might take a portion convenient to his own territory.Political Pamphlets|George Saintsbury
They give a reality to the circumjacent picture which such a vanishing meteorous appearance can ill spare.Essays, Second Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
My last farewell with the inhabitants, who had flocked to me from all the circumjacent islands, was very affecting.
I engaged one of them, by a bribe of some beads, to describe the circumjacent country upon the sand.
The circumjacent plains are filled with the legions of Rome.Zenobia|William Ware
Word Origin and History for circumjacent
late 15c., from Latin circumiacens, present participle of circumiacere "to border upon, to lie round about, enjoin," from circum- "around" (see circum-) + iacere "to throw, cast, hurl" (see jet (v.)). Related: Circumjacence; circumjacency.