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Pat’s Word of the Day: Tonsure

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Across time and cultures, the tonsure has remained a signifier of religious devotion. Image courtesy of Medievalists.

WRBH Volunteer and Resident Wordsmith Pat Ammon brings us a featured word of the day each Wednesday. Today’s word is…

Tonsure
/ˈtän(t)SHər/

verb, noun:
1. to shave the head of.
2. the part of a monk’s or priest’s head that has been shaved.

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