TONSURE MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Tonsure Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The shaven corona, or crown, which priests wear as a mark of their order and of their rank.
  2. (n.) The first ceremony used for devoting a person to the service of God and the church; the first degree of the clericate, given by a bishop, abbot, or cardinal priest, consisting in cutting off the hair from a circular space at the back of the head, with prayers and benedictions; hence, entrance or admission into minor orders.
  3. (n.) The act of clipping the hair, or of shaving the crown of the head; also, the state of being shorn.


• Tonsured Definition & Synonyms

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


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