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verb tr.: To draw a line around, to enclose within bounds, to limit or restrict.
From Latin circumscribere, from circum- (around) + scribere (to write). Ultimately from the Indo-European root skribh- (to cut, separate, or sift) that has resulted in other terms such as manuscript, subscribe, scripture, scribble, describe, circumflex, and circumspect.
"Michael Bywater points up the paradox by which we must be allowed
to buy and have anything we want, but, because of the dangers inherent
in such freedom, must then have our lives circumscribed by endless
rules, signs, barriers, alarms, apologies, warnings, protective
He who binds to himself a joy, / Does the winged life destroy; / He who kisses the joy as it flies, / Lives in Eternity's sun rise. -William Blake, poet, engraver, and painter (1757-1827)