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See Spanish definition of circunscribir
- The same circle circumscribes both the pentagon of the dodecahedron.
- This he obtained by circumscribing and inscribing a circle with regular polygons having 96 sides.
2 formal(confine, restrict)limitarrestringir
- If one assigns to the authorities the power to imprison or even to kill people, one must restrict and clearly circumscribe this power.
- From the earliest days of the new state there were efforts to circumscribe local authority powers.
- The practice is severely circumscribed and tightly regulated.
- Apart from forest controls, colonial regulations sharply circumscribed elephant hunting and ivory procurement at the turn of the century.
- The agency strictly circumscribes all public utterances by members of the Imperial Family.
- It was a period when French cinema was strictly circumscribed by the German occupiers and consisted largely of boulevard comedies.
- New Zealand's democracy is quite unusual in that, rather than attempting to circumscribe popular power in order to prevent ‘mob rule’, it trusts the people.
- France will soon be setting new and controversial standards in circumscribing citizens' rights.
- Such delineation serves a controlling function, circumscribing the legal role women may play.
- Private patriarchy became increasingly circumscribed by laws that undermined male authority within the family.
- They see risks but are not convinced that the risks justify circumscribing popular control by overtly undemocratic means.
- He sets the fashions and opinion of taste, dictates the limitations of speech and circumscribes conduct.
- Conversations about race in this country are circumscribed enough as it is, so I'm very uneasy with suggesting further constraints.
- His ability to pursue a confrontational policy is severely circumscribed.
- Our civilian justice system has taken the view that the police should be carefully circumscribed in their ability to question suspects.
- The Egyptian system has allowed a carefully circumscribed amount of competition for legislative seats.
- His authority is circumscribed by the advisory jurisdiction of the cabinet.
- A political party is a team of individuals circumscribed by very similar parameters.
- Both these bills use the pretext of real traumas to circumscribe freedom of opinion.
- In the cold war, conventional doctrine held that the fear of mutual destruction would forever circumscribe escalation beyond the conventional battlefield.
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