[sur-kuh m-stan-shuh l] /ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃəl/
of pertaining to, or derived from :
a circumstantial result.
of the nature of a ; secondary; incidental:
of circumstantial importance.
dealing with or giving ; detailed; particular:
a circumstantial report of a business conference.
pertaining to conditions of material welfare.
of or dependent on circumstances
c.1600, from Latin circumstantia (see circumstance) + -al (1). Related: Circumstantially. Circumstantial evidence is attested by 1691.
[sahyt] /saɪt/ verb (used with object), cited, citing. 1. to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially as an authority: He cited the Constitution in his defense. 2. to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He cited many instances of abuse of power. 3. to summon officially or authoritatively to […]
[sit-uh-zuh n, -suh n] /ˈsɪt ə zən, -sən/ noun 1. a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from ). 2. an inhabitant of a city or town, especially one entitled to its privileges or franchises. 3. an inhabitant, or […]
[si-vil-yuh n] /sɪˈvɪl yən/ noun 1. a person who is not on active duty with a military, naval, police, or fire fighting organization. 2. Informal. anyone regarded by members of a profession, interest group, society, etc., as not belonging; nonprofessional; outsider: We need a producer to run the movie studio, not some civilian from the […]
[kleym] /kleɪm/ verb (used with object) 1. to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due: to claim an estate by inheritance. 2. to assert and demand the recognition of (a right, title, possession, etc.); assert one’s right to: to claim payment for services. 3. to assert […]