Origin of circumscription
Examples from the Web for circumscription
One short distribution and circumscription of historical ages will soon place matters in a more hopeful aspect.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
In educational matters it falls within the circumscription of the acadmie of Toulouse.
Every passer-by might note the limit and circumscription dividing the new place from the ancient seat of the lords of the manor.
They were sensible that this province admitted not of any exact boundary or circumscription.
Thus in measure as the Referendum comes into play does the circumscription practicing it become a complete community.
British Dictionary definitions for circumscription
Word Origin and History for circumscription
1530s, from Latin circumscriptionem (nominative circumscriptio) "an encircling; fact of being held to set limits," noun of action from past participle stem of circumscribere (see circumscribe). Figurative sense of "setting limits of meaning" is earliest in English.