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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concision  \Con*ci"sion\,  n.  [L.  concisio:  cf  F.  concision.  See 
  {Concise}.] 
  A  cutting  off  a  division;  a  schism;  a  faction.  --South. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Concision 
  (Gr.  katatome  i.e.,  "mutilation"),  a  term  used  by  Paul 
  contemptuously  of  those  who  were  zealots  for  circumcision  (Phil. 
  3:2).  Instead  of  the  warning,  "Beware  of  the  circumcision" 
  (peritome)  i.e.,  of  the  party  who  pressed  on  Gentile  converts 
  the  necessity  of  still  observing  that  ordinance,  he  says, 
  "Beware  of  the  concision;"  as  much  as  to  say  "This  circumcision 
  which  they  vaunt  of  is  in  Christ  only  as  the  gashings  and 
  mutilations  of  idolatrous  heathen." 
 




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