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