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circumduce (third-person singular simple present circumduces, present participle circumducing, simple past and past participle circumduced)

  1. (law, Scotland, transitive) To declare elapsed, as the time allowed for introducing evidence.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      But come, Dominie, I have allowed you a competent space to express your feelings. I must circumduce the term; you must let me proceed in my examination.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for circumduce in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)