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circum-scrībō īpsī, īptus, ere,

to encircle, circumscribe, enclose in a ring: orbem: virgulā stantem: virgā regem, L. — Fig., to define, encompass, enclose, limit, bound, circumscribe: nullis terminis ius suum: genus brevi circumscribi potest: uno genere genus hoc aratorum, to comprehend in one class. — To contract, hem in, circumscribe, hinder, restrain, confine, limit: praetorem: de circumscribendo adulescente sententia: insolentia in circumscribendis tribunis plebis, Cs. — To deceive, cheat, circumvent, entrap, ensnare, defraud: interrogationibus circumscripti: adulescentulos, overreach: Pupillos, Iu.—To cancel, annul, invalidate, make void, set aside: omni tempore Sullano circumscripto: circumscriptis iis sententiis, quas posui.

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