GRE Word List

TONSURE

the Roman Catholic or Eastern rite of admission to the clerical state by the clipping or shaving of a portion of the head

The meaning of the word tonsure is the Roman Catholic or Eastern rite of admission to the clerical state by the clipping or shaving of a portion of the head.

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