n. A leading about; circumlocution. An annulling; cancellation; avoidance.
- (Physiol.) The rotation of a limb round an imaginary axis, so as to describe a conical surface.
- Scotch law. A term applied to the time allowed for bringing proof of allegiance, which being elapsed, if either party sue for circumduction of the time of proving, it has the effect that no proof can afterwards be brought; and the cause must be determined as it stood when circumduction was obtained.