[kuh n-sizh-uh n] /kənˈsɪʒ ən/
quality; brevity; terseness.
Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation.
the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness
late 14c., “cutting away, mutilation,” also, from 16c., “circumcision,” from Latin concisionem “a separation into divisions,” literally “a cutting up,” noun of action from past participle stem of concidere “to cut up” (see concise). From 18c. it began to be used in the sense of conciseness (q.v.).
(Gr. katatome; i.e., “mutilation”), a term used by Paul contemptuously of those who were zealots for circumcision (Phil. 3:2). Instead of the warning, “Beware of the circumcision” (peritome) i.e., of the party who pressed on Gentile converts the necessity of still observing that ordinance, he says, “Beware of the concision;” as much as to say, “This circumcision which they vaunt of is in Christ only as the gashings and mutilations of idolatrous heathen.”
[kon-kleyv, kong-] /ˈkɒn kleɪv, ˈkɒŋ-/ noun 1. a private or secret meeting. 2. an assembly or gathering, especially one that has special authority, power, or influence: a conclave of political leaders. 3. the assembly or meeting of the cardinals for the election of a pope. 4. the body of cardinals; the College of Cardinals. 5. […]
[kon-kley-vist, kong-] /ˈkɒn kleɪ vɪst, ˈkɒŋ-/ noun 1. either of two persons who attend upon a cardinal at a conclave, one usually being an ecclesiastical secretary and the other a personal servant.
conclination con·cli·na·tion (kŏn’klə-nā’shən) n. See intorsion.
[kuh n-klood] /kənˈklud/ verb (used with object), concluded, concluding. 1. to bring to an end; finish; terminate: to conclude a speech with a quotation from the Bible. 2. to say in conclusion: At the end of the speech he concluded that we had been a fine audience. 3. to bring to a decision or settlement; […]