Definition of Tonsures

1. Noun. (plural of tonsure) ¹



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Definition of Tonsures

1. tonsure [v] - See also: tonsure

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonsures

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

Literary usage of Tonsures

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1. The Age of the Saints: A Monograph of Early Christianity in Cornwall, with by William Copeland Borlase (1878)
"... "without any direct recognition of episcopal or abbatial authority," and had diverse rules, liturgies, tonsures and Easters. The remark just made with ..."

2. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1823)
"Neither does he introduce the characteristic term tonsures ... and " tonsures" in his English one, and then to tell him whether one word is a translation of ..."

3. Statutes of the Scottish Church, 1225-1559: Being a Translation of Concilia by David Patrick (1907)
"... bishops and synods insisting on ' large and seemly tonsures,' with the hair elsewhere cropped short (pa,wim), while to some at least of the clergy the ..."

4. The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern by [James] MacGeoghegan (1844)
"Small tonsures were condemned by the council of Toledo, as an abuse introduced into Spain by the heretics.f The Irish monks applied all those different ..."

5. Visitation Articles and Injunctions of the Period of the Reformation by Walter Howard Frere, William Paul McClure Kennedy, Church of England (1910)
"... with unlawful tonsures, wearing and having upon them also armour and weapons, contrary to all wholesome and godly laws and ordinances, more like persons ..."

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