tonsure

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Speech
tonsure
Definition
Verb 
To shave the crown of the head as a sign of humility and religious vocation.
Etymology
Meaning note
Christianity, Buddhism
Noun 
A ritual shaving of this kind.
Etymology
Noun 
The bald patch resulting from being tonsured.
Etymology
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
From Anglo-Norman and Old French tonsure, from Latin tonsūra ‎(“a clipping, trimming”), from tondeō ‎(“shear, clip, trim”).
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