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Synonyms for circumscribe

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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Disease, and the respective body of knowledge, co-exist within a social reality, a social reality that binds and circumscribes.
Both groups make assumptions that circumscribe the phenomena they will examine and limit the tools available.
This credo is boldly libertarian, denying the authority of law to circumscribe individual freedom in any way.
People may need those communities, but they also need an alternative dialectic to be used to constitute an alternative collectivity in the shared spaces they increasingly must cross together, spaces that the boundaries of consensus and prior commitment to compromise do not and should not circumscribe.
The order is intended to circumscribe and closely monitor the situation while Republic Western and its affiliates engage in self-corrective efforts.
But none of these bills seeks to circumscribe affirmative action.
In a recent speech before the New York State Bar Association, Deputy Assistant Secretary Beerbower outlined six fundamental issues that affect, and cannot help but circumscribe, the further development of the tax law: (1) the burgeoning irrelevancy of legal ownership; (2) the differentiation of capital (or principal) from the income on that capital; (3) the hoary distinction between debt and equity; (4) the treatment of limited liability companies and other emerging business structures; (5) the differing tax treatment of financial intermediaries; and (6) the characterization of technological developments (such as customized software).
The spaces in these images circumscribe certain modes of being and acting in the world; they are settings in the sense of both place and placement, site and situation.
It is the work of a scholar, discerning beyond his years, who managed to efface boundaries that traditionally circumscribe scholarly fields.