Translation of circumscribe in Spanish:


circunscribir, v.

Pronunciation /ˈsərkəmˌskraɪb/ /ˈsəːkəmskrʌɪb/

See Spanish definition of circunscribir

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 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)
    • 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.