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Circumcellians

A sect of the African Donatists in the fourth century; so called because they rambled from town to town to redress grievances, forgive debts, manumit slaves, and set themselves up as the oracles of right and wrong. (Latin, circum-cello, to beat about.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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