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CIRCUMCISION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Circumcision mean? 

CIRCUMCISION (noun)
  The noun CIRCUMCISION has 3 senses:

1. (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
2. the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
3. the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males

  Familiarity information: CIRCUMCISION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CIRCUMCISION (noun)


Sense 1Circumcision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Circumcision; Feast of the Circumcision; January 1

Hypernyms ("Circumcision" is a kind of...):

feast day; fete day (a day designated for feasting)

Domain category:

Church of Rome; Roman Catholic; Roman Catholic Church; Roman Church; Western Church (the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy)

Anglican Church; Anglican Communion; Church of England (the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head)


Sense 2circumcision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("circumcision" is a kind of...):

religious rite; rite (an established ceremony prescribed by a religion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "circumcision"):

Berit; Berith; Bris; Briss; Brith (the Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life)


Sense 3circumcision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("circumcision" is a kind of...):

abscission; cutting off (the act of cutting something off)


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