from The Century Dictionary.
- In a circumscriptive or limited manner or sense.
- In such a manner as to occupy space and prevent other bodies from occupying it: as, a body is situated where it is circumscriptively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a limited manner.
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- adverb In a
- adverb With regard to
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Because, to be in a place definitively or circumscriptively belongs to being in a place.
Likewise it is evident that it is not in this sacrament circumscriptively, because it is not there according to the commensuration of its own quantity, as stated above.
But Christ's body seems to be definitively in this sacrament, because it is so present where the species of the bread and wine are, that it is nowhere else upon the altar: likewise it seems to be there circumscriptively, because it is so contained under the species of the consecrated host, that it neither exceeds it nor is exceeded by it.
But that it is not outside the superficies of the sacrament, nor on any other part of the altar, is due not to its being there definitively or circumscriptively, but to its being there by consecration and conversion of the bread and wine, as stated above (A. 1; Q. 15, A. 2, sqq.).
But it happens in those things which are in a place corporeally and circumscriptively, that if a whole be in some place, then no part of it is outside that place.
+ A mixed mode of location would be that of a being which is circumscriptively in one place (as is Christ in heaven), and definitively (sacramentally) elsewhere (as is Christ in the consecrated Host).
+ Catholic philosophers maintain that there is no absolute impossibility in the same body being at once circumscriptively in one place and definitively elsewhere (mixed mode of location).
+ Regarding the absolute possibility of a body being present circumscriptively in more than one place, St. Thomas, Vasquez,
A spirit cannot, of course, be in loco circumscriptively since, having no integrant parts, it cannot be in extensional contact with the surrounding dimensions.
+ A physical body is in place commensurably (circumscriptively) inasmuch as the individual portions of its exterior surfaces answer singly to the corresponding portions of the immediately environing surfaces of the body or bodies that constitute its place.