concise quality; brevity; terseness.
Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation.

1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin concīsiōn- (stem of concīsiō), equivalent to concīs(us) concise + -iōn- -ion

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World English Dictionary
concision (kənˈsɪʒən)
the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "cutting away, mutilation," also, from 16c., "circumcision," from L. concisionem "a cutting up," noun of action from concidere "to cut up" (see concise). From 18c. it began to be used in the sense of conciseness (q.v.).
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Bible Dictionary

Concision definition

(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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