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1.
1. Restrict: To limit the power of something or somebody to act independently.

2. Enclose within geometric shape: To draw one geometric figure around another so that they touch at every corner vertex (corner) of the enclosed figure or at every side of the enclosing figure without cutting across each other.
To circumscribe someone.
by Jafje April 10, 2007
 
2.
To have ones writing revised by editing against the writers will. to edit, or change
My draft was barely recognizable after falling victim to the literary moils in the editing room. They have taken out all of the meat of my intent, and It feels like I have been circumscribed.
by Randysandy January 19, 2010