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Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Though circumcision had long been in use as a religious rite among the Jews, it was abandoned at an early date by nearly the whole Church. In St Paul's Epistles ‘the circumcision’ is used...

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Circumcision

Benson A. Mulemi.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 1892 words.

The word circumcision derives from Latin circum, meaning “around,” and caedere, denoting “to cut.” Circumcision essentially involves the

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circumcision

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Though circumcision had long been in use as a religious rite among the Jews, it was abandoned at an early date by nearly the whole Church. In St Paul's Epistles ‘the circumcision’ is used...

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circumcision

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2013; p ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 103 words.

Surgical removal of the foreskin for cultural or therapeutic reasons. No specific laws regulate the practice of male circumcision in

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circumcision

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 147 words.

The practice of cutting away the foreskin of the penis of male children. Circumcision is a ubiquitous religious ritual among

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Circumcision

Pinar Kayaalp-Aktan.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1178 words.

Circumcision refers to the total or partial removal of the foreskin from the penis, or, in the case of female

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circumcision

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 40 words.

Though circumcision had long been in use as a religious rite among the Jews, it was abandoned at an early

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circumcision

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 40 words.

Though circumcision had long been in use as a religious rite among the Jews, it was abandoned at an early

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circumcision

John M. Last.

in The Oxford Companion to Medicine

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 617 words.

In males, circumcision is surgical removal of the prepuce or foreskin of the penis. As part of a coming of

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Circumcision

George Wesley Buchanan.

in The Oxford Companion to the Bible

January 1993; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 484 words.

Circumcision is the ritualistic removal of the male's foreskin, practiced by many African, South American, and Middle Eastern peoples. Often

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circumcision

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 261 words.

Though circumcision had long been in use as a religious rite among the Jews, for whom it was part of

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