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Synonyms for circumscribe

to place a limit on

Synonyms for circumscribe

draw a line around

restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

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Idolatry is an ever-present concern in theological representation, to say nothing of Christian life, because it moves in the same trajectory as authentic sacramentality, appealing to the same finitude of being as a communication of the divine, but now in a way that limits the divine to the given and circumscribable.
The extent to which educational things are addressed as tools they deflect analysis because they remain simple, circumscribable objects.
Indeed, were signs circumscribable within the horizon of simultaneity, all signs thus taking place at the same time, signs would be immediate to one another, hence, absolute.
What about the mass of Russian iambic lyrics which do not fall so simply into such readily circumscribable, self-referential subcategories?
As noted below, however, the opinion may be circumscribed, or circumscribable, by the particular aspects of tribal claims to submerged lands, which, because of the special status of submerged lands and features of federal Indian law, may involve greater potential limitation of the state's exercise of regulatory powers than other property disputes do.