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[kuh n-sizh-uh n] /kənˈsɪʒ ən/
concise quality; brevity; terseness.
Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation.
Origin of concision
1350-1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin concīsiōn- (stem of concīsiō), equivalent to concīs(us) concise + -iōn- -ion
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nonconcision, noun Unabridged
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the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for concision

late 14c., "cutting away, mutilation," also, from 16c., "circumcision," from Latin concisionem "a separation into divisions," literally "a cutting up," noun of action from past participle stem of concidere "to cut up" (see concise). From 18c. it began to be used in the sense of conciseness (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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concision in the Bible

(Gr. katatome; i.e., "mutilation"), a term used by Paul contemptuously of those who were zealots for circumcision (Phil. 3:2). Instead of the warning, "Beware of the circumcision" (peritome) i.e., of the party who pressed on Gentile converts the necessity of still observing that ordinance, he says, "Beware of the concision;" as much as to say, "This circumcision which they vaunt of is in Christ only as the gashings and mutilations of idolatrous heathen."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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