Tonsure

Definition of Tonsure

Ton´sure
n.1.The act of clipping the hair, or of shaving the crown of the head; also, the state of being shorn.
2.(R. C. Ch.) The first ceremony used for devoting a person to the service of God and the church; the first degree of the clericate, given by a bishop, abbot, or cardinal priest, consisting in cutting off the hair from a circular space at the back of the head, with prayers and benedictions; hence, entrance or admission into minor orders.

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