(Cir`cum*duce") v. t. [See Circumduct.] (Scots Law) To declare elapsed, as the time
allowed for introducing evidence. Sir W. Scott.
(Cir`cum*duct") v. t. [L. circumductus, p. p. of circumducere to lead around; circum +
ducere to lead.]
1. To lead about; to lead astray. [R.]
2. (Law) To contravene; to nullify; as, to circumduct acts of judicature. [Obs.] Ayliffe.
(Cir`cum*duc"tion) n. [L. circumductio.]
1. A leading about; circumlocution. [R.] Hooker.
2. An annulling; cancellation. [R.] Ayliffe.
3. (Physiol.) The rotation of a limb round an imaginary axis, so as to describe a conical surface.
(Cir`cum*e*soph"a*gal) a. [Pref. circum- + esophagal.] (Anat.) Surrounding the
esophagus; in Zoöl. said of the nerve commissures and ganglia of arthropods and mollusks.
(Cir`cum*e`so*phag"e*al) a. (Anat.) Circumesophagal.
(Cir"cum*fer) v. t. [L. circumferre; circum- + ferre to bear. See 1st Bear.] To bear or carry
round. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Cir*cum"fer*ence) n. [L. circumferentia.]
1. The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery. Millon.
2. A circle; anything circular.
His ponderous shield . . .
Behind him cast. The broad circumference
Hung on his shoulders like the
3. The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body.
(Cir*cum"fer*ence), v. t. To include in a circular space; to bound. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.