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Word: tonsure

Definition: shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.


Sentences Containing 'tonsure'

Pedro Lobo's son has received the first orders and tonsure, with the intention of becoming a priest.

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::: substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
::: gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
::: unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
::: pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
::: transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
::: venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
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