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Wordnet 3.0


1. subject to limits or subjected to limits;
[syn: circumscribed, limited]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Circumscribe \Cir`cum*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Circumscribed; p. pr. & vb. n. Circumscribing.] [L. circumscribere, -scriptum; circum + scribere to write, draw. See Soribe.] [1913 Webster] 1. to write or engrave around. [R.] [1913 Webster] Thereon is circumscribed this epitaph. --Ashmole. [1913 Webster] 2. To inclose within a certain limit; to hem in; to surround; to bound; to confine; to restrain. [1913 Webster] To circumscribe royal power. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster] 3. (Geom.) To draw a line around so as to touch at certain points without cutting. See Inscribe, 5. Syn: To bound; limit; restrict; confine; abridge; restrain; environ; encircle; inclose; encompass. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

circumscribed adj 1: subject to limits or subjected to limits [syn: circumscribed, limited]