the Jewish rite of circumcising a male child eight days after his birth.
McClure’s Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 6, October, 1908 Various
a variant of bris
the covenant between God and Abraham with respect to circumcision.
a word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of or restricted to British English, especially as compared with American English, as lift compared with elevator or in hospital with in the hospital. Historical Examples The People of the Abyss Jack London The American Language Henry L. Mencken Americanisms and Briticisms Brander Matthews Americanisms and Briticisms Brander Matthews […]
British North America.
a British colony in the S Atlantic, comprising the South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, and Graham Land: formerly dependencies of the Falkland Islands. noun a UK Overseas Territory in the S Atlantic (claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty): created in 1962 and consisting of the South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, […]