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encincture

[en-singk-cher] /ɛnˈsɪŋk tʃər/
verb (used with object), encinctured, encincturing
1.
to gird or encompass with or as with a belt or girdle:
A ring of hills encinctures the town.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; en-1 + cincture
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  • We think that this judgment call was within the encincture of the court's discretion.
  • We hold, therefore, that the district court's decision to eschew a mistrial was well within the encincture of its discretion.
  • The lower court's decision to use a sliding scale, decreasing over time, would be within the encincture of that discretion.
  • We conclude, therefore, that the district court acted well within the encincture of its discretion in ordering preclusion.

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