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circumscriptions

Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of circumscription.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Armenians have other circumscriptions opearating under similar circumstances.

    Motu Proprio "Ecclesiae Unitatem" - in English

  • However, there are other ecclesiastical circumscriptions in the Church which are delimited on a personal -- and not territorial -- basis, for various pastoral needs.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • For when I consider how short were the laws of ancient times, and how they grew by degrees still longer, methinks I see a contention between the penners and pleaders of the law; the former seeking to circumscribe the latter, and the latter to evade their circumscriptions; and that the pleaders have got the victory.

    Leviathan

  • But the spirit of great ones was above these circumscriptions, affecting copper, silver, gold, and porphyry urns, wherein Severus lay, after a serious view and sentence on that which should contain him.

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • Vassal chiefdoms were the building blocks of a colonial administration, grouped together first under the authority of military posts and then into circumscriptions and districts that were assigned to Portuguese officials and within which appointed African chiefs (régulos) were to serve as frontline agents of colonial government, conscripting labor and collecting taxes, and replaced or eliminated when necessary to ensure the continued functioning of the system.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Enes introduces a system of circunscrições indígenas (native circumscriptions) and divides the Lourenço Marques district into five circumscriptions, each with its own administrator, to formalize colonial rule at the local level.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • "We are going to meet to examine the official records of all the circumscriptions and then start our deliberations," the president of the electoral commission, Apollianire Malu Malu, told AFP.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Delusion, if delusion be admitted, has no certain limitation; if the spectator can be once persuaded, that his old acquaintance are Alexander and Caesar, that a room illuminated with candles is the plain of Pharsalia, or the bank of Granicus, he is in a state of elevation above the reach of reason, or of truth, and from the heights of empyrean poetry, may despise the circumscriptions of terrestrial nature.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • Blessings be on all traditions, on all safeguards and circumscriptions!

    The Waves

  • The delegates, not the party, nominate the deputies, those men and women elected directed by the people in the circumscriptions.

    Castro Speech at ANPP Closing Session

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