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 for circumscribed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Circumscribe \Cir`cum*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Circumscribed; p. pr. & vb. n. Circumscribing.] [L.
     circumscribere, -scriptum; circum + scribere to write, draw.
     See Soribe.]
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     1. to write or engrave around. [R.]
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              Thereon is circumscribed this epitaph. --Ashmole.
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     2. To inclose within a certain limit; to hem in; to surround;
        to bound; to confine; to restrain.
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              To circumscribe royal power.          --Bancroft.
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     3. (Geom.) To draw a line around so as to touch at certain
        points without cutting. See Inscribe, 5.
     Syn: To bound; limit; restrict; confine; abridge; restrain;
          environ; encircle; inclose; encompass.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: subject to limits or subjected to limits [syn:
             circumscribed, limited]

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