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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: tonsura, from tondere; TONSORIAL

tonsure

noun
     
ton‧sure
[countable]RR a small round area on the top of someone's head where their hair has been removed because they are a priest or a monk
tonsured adjective:
his tonsured head
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