Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To lead about or astray.
  • v. To contravene; to nullify.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lead about; to lead astray.
  • transitive v. To contravene; to nullify.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lead around or about.
  • Specifically In anatomy, to move (a limb) around an imaginary axis in such manner that it describes a conical figure, the distal extremity moving in a circle while the proximal extremity is fixed.
  • In old English law, to contravene; nullify.
  • In Scots law, to declare (the term for leading a proof) elapsed: as, the judge circumducted the term. Also circumduce.

Etymologies

Latin circumductus, past participle of circumducere to lead around; circum + ducere to lead. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because the circumduct and compassing coulers, meeting together in the selfe same smoothe and cleane stones, did yeeld a reflection, no part being faultie, eyther of the square checkers or scutuls and Trigons.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Wealthy in the learned misery of my cimmerian temperment, one imploringly seeks forbearance, from those who have made apocryphal thrones before those Muses; Calliope, Clio and Erato - disremember not that all things circumduct the calamity of Melpomeme and droll Thalia.

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  • D E D 1 C A T O R I A. 1 7 ha affentimr Rex, eum circumduct ingentU buspecumis.

    Liber nouus de metallorum causis et transubstantiatione

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