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concision

[kuh n-sizh-uh n] /kənˈsɪʒ ən/
noun
1.
concise quality; brevity; terseness.
2.
Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin concīsiōn- (stem of concīsiō), equivalent to concīs(us) concise + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonconcision, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-concision

concision

/kənˈsɪʒən/
noun
1.
the quality of being concise; brevity; terseness
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Word Origin and History for non-concision

concision

n.

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.).

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non-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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