Cir`cum*scribe" (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Circumscribed (?);
p. pr. & vb. n. Circumscribing.] [L.
circumscribere, -scriptum; circum + scribere
to write, draw. See Soribe.]
1. to write or engrave around.
Thereon is circumscribed this epitaph.
2. To inclose within a certain limit; to
hem in; to surround; to bound; to confine; to restrain.
To circumscribe royal power.
3. (Geom.) To draw a line around
so as to touch at certain points without cutting. See
Syn. -- To bound; limit; restrict; confine; abridge;
restrain; environ; encircle; inclose; encompass.