New Zealand's democracy is quite unusual in that, rather than attempting to circumscribe popular power in order to prevent ‘mob rule’, it trusts the people.
In the cold war, conventional doctrine held that the fear of mutual destruction would forever circumscribe escalation beyond the conventional battlefield.
From the earliest days of the new state there were efforts to circumscribe local authority powers.
Both these bills use the pretext of real traumas to circumscribe freedom of opinion.
If one assigns to the authorities the power to imprison or even to kill people, one must restrict and clearly circumscribe this power.
He sets the fashions and opinion of taste, dictates the limitations of speech and circumscribes conduct.
The chief of Dasyus is Vala, whose name signifies circumscriber or ‘encloser.’
He came to know the fear and dread associated with racism and its narrow circumscription of black lives.
Our circumscription by technology has also made us ‘autistic’ to one another, markedly eroding our social lives in recent years.
The practice is severely circumscribed and tightly regulated.