\Cir`cum*cision\, n. [L. circumcisio.] 1. The act of cutting off the prepuce or foreskin of males, or the internal labia of females.
Note: The circumcision of males is practiced as a religious rite by the Jews, Mohammedans, etc.
2. (Script.) (a) The Jews, as a circumcised people. (b) Rejection of the sins of the flesh; spiritual purification, and acceptance of the Christian faith.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.