encincture

[en-singk-cher]
verb (used with object), encinctured, encincturing.
to gird or encompass with or as with a belt or girdle: A ring of hills encinctures the town.

Origin:
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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