Definition of Tonsured

1. Adjective. Having a bald spot either shaved or natural. "Tonsured monks"

Similar to: Hairless



Definition of Tonsured

1. a. Having the tonsure; shaven; shorn; clipped; hence, bald.

Definition of Tonsured

1. Verb. (past of tonsure) ¹

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Definition of Tonsured

1. tonsure [v] - See also: tonsure

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonsured

tonsilloliths
tonsillopathy
tonsillotome
tonsillotomes
tonsillotomies
tonsillotomy
tonsilotome
tonsilotomes
tonsilotomies
tonsilotomy
tonsils
tonsor
tonsorial
tonsors
tonsure
tonsured (current term)
tonsures
tonsuring
tontine
tontine insurance
tontiner
tontiners
tontines
tontons
tonus
tonuses
tony
too
too-careful
too-generous

Literary usage of Tonsured

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... still only a tonsured cleric, was received as superior-general, and the name Fathers of the Sacred Heart was changed to that of Fathers of the Faith. ..."

2. The Anglo-Saxon Church: Its History, Revenues, and General Character by Henry Soames (1838)
"He was, accordingly, tonsured, and admitted into inferior orders, with full approbation of his parents. He then retired to his favourite Glastonbury, ..."

3. Carmina Gadelica: Hymns and Incantations with Illustrative Notes on Words by Alexander Carmichael, James Carmichael Watson, Angus Matheson (1900)
"... means 'the tonsured of the Lord,' ... the tonsured of Patrick, ... the tonsured of Jesus,' is the Malise and ..."

4. The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: A (1907)
"... changed his father's plane, and the child (who had been tonsured in 1635 Ъу way of precaution against such a contingency) was at once put in possession ..."

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