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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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For instance, Justice Anthony Kennedy asserted in his majority decision that "the right the petitioners seek in this case has been accepted as an integral part of human freedom in many other countries," and there was no evidence that governmental interest in circumscribing sexual deviancy (which he termed "personal choice") is "somehow more legitimate or urgent" in the U.
At the National Lutheran Home for the Aged, a sidewalk circumscribing the entire facility provides residents with a scenic walking path.
Whereas earlier studies of the Theoremes tended to privilege devotional stance and strategies over the poetic, Russell Ganim focuses on the process of absorption and readaptation of prior medieval and Renaissance subgenres, successively the blason, the baiser, the pastoral, and the emblem, circumscribing thereby the creative process of La Ceppede's rereading of the biblical account of Christ's passion, death, and resurrection.
Various domains shape the construction of HIV/AIDS as chronic disease with the societal construct circumscribing the body of knowledge concerning the pathological, mirroring the complexities of the malady itself.
The prevailing gossip suggested that Eifman and his company had a certain maverick, even sexy, Bejart-like quality, placing them markedly outside the more conventional boundaries still circumscribing those two Russian balletic monoliths, the Bolshoi and Kirov companies.
Nonetheless, without additional guidance circumscribing its application, the just-in-time ruling will likely spawn a plethora of proposed adjustments for machinery rearrangement costs, employee training expenses, and consulting fees -- regardless of whether the costs are attendant to the implementation of just-in-time manufacturing techniques.
However, a good owner's attorney can minimize this risk by carefully circumscribing in the LC (which would be attached as an exhibit to the lease) the requirements for a draw down; this prevents the bank from "going beyond the four comers of the document" to ascertain grounds upon which to deny payment.
Alchemy Semiconductor has long recognized that strong technology alliances circumscribing the best combinations of talent and innovation equals greater market strength," said Jim Moore, Alchemy Semiconductor CEO.