Definition of circumscription in US English:

circumscription

noun

  • 1Restriction of something within limits.

    ‘the financial companies accepted circumscription of their powers’
    count noun ‘domestic obligations and circumscriptions’
  • 2Geometry
    The action of drawing a figure around another, touching it at points but not cutting it.

Pronunciation

circumscription

/ˌsərkəmˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n//ˌsərkəmˈskripSH(ə)n/