Verb(1) draw a line around(2) restrict or confine within limits(3) to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
(1) If one assigns to the authorities the power to imprison or even to kill people, one must restrict and clearly circumscribe this power.(2) Both these bills use the pretext of real traumas to circumscribe freedom of opinion.(3) From the earliest days of the new state there were efforts to circumscribe local authority powers.(4) In the cold war, conventional doctrine held that the fear of mutual destruction would forever circumscribe escalation beyond the conventional battlefield.(5) New Zealand's democracy is quite unusual in that, rather than attempting to circumscribe popular power in order to prevent ├ö├ç├┐mob rule├ö├ç├û, it trusts the people.(6) The agency strictly circumscribes all public utterances by members of the Imperial Family.(7) The Egyptian system has allowed a carefully circumscribed amount of competition for legislative seats.(8) A significant minority were actively engaged in overcoming gender-based circumscriptions around their leisure pursuits.(9) His ability to pursue a confrontational policy is severely circumscribed .(10) Our civilian justice system has taken the view that the police should be carefully circumscribed in their ability to question suspects.(11) A political party is a team of individuals circumscribed by very similar parameters.(12) The illustration of God as the circumscriber and measurer popularly called ├ö├ç├┐The Ancient of Days,├ö├ç├û is a hand colored engraving by the poet, painter and professional engraver William Blake.(13) This he obtained by circumscribing and inscribing a circle with regular polygons having 96 sides.(14) Conversations about race in this country are circumscribed enough as it is, so I'm very uneasy with suggesting further constraints.(15) He came to know the fear and dread associated with racism and its narrow circumscription of black lives.(16) Apart from forest controls, colonial regulations sharply circumscribed elephant hunting and ivory procurement at the turn of the century.
(1) circumscribe :: delimiter
1. restrict ::
mete restriksyon sou
2. limit ::
3. keep within bounds ::
kenbe nan limit
4. curb ::
5. confine ::
6. restrain ::
7. regulate ::
8. control ::
1. exceed ::
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