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The act of shaving the head or part of the head, especially as a preliminary to becoming a priest or a member of a monastic order. 2.

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On the Shape of the Insular Tonsure - DIAS
Monk's tonsure-like gaps in the tussock grass Spartina argentinensis
In a previous paper (Lewis et al. 1990, b) we reported the presence of monk's tonsure- like gaps in tussocks of Spartina argentinensis.
Application for Tonsure to be a Reader and Ordination to the
Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of the West. Application for Tonsure to be a Reader and. Ordination to the Subdiaconate.
Tonsure to the Great Schema
Tonsure to the Great Schema. With the blessing of Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle,.

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'Annargised' fans go for tonsure in Ahmedabad...
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: DNA On the 11th day of Anna Hazare's fast, Amdavadi supporters continued their protest on Friday. UVA Azadi's activists shaved their heads and held a condolence meeting for the 'corrupt leaders'.
Fans tonsure heads for Rajini's sake
One thousand and eight fans of the superstar tonsured heads at the famous hill shrine of Lord Muruga in Dindugal district to fulfill a vow taken for his recovery. All of them tonsured their head and offered the hair to the deity.
1008 fans tonsure for Rajinikanth
By Baiju NT [August 5, 2011] Thanking the Lord for the speedy recovery of their superstar Rajinikanth, 1008 fans tonsured their heads as an offering to Lord Murugan at Palani temple in Tamil Nadu.
A history of Ireland in 100 objects
Everywhere there are touches of comedy: a letter extended to form a monk's tonsure, a word broken in two by the paw of a cat. This is not to say that the task of making the book was anything but serious.
Rajini fans tonsure their heads
About 1008 Rajini fans from the Tiruppur Workers Association have tonsured their heads at the Pazhani Temple recently.

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Tonsure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sacred rite instituted by the Church by which a baptized and confirmed Christian is received into the clerical order.
Tonsure | Define Tonsure at
/ˈtɒn ʃər/ Show Spelled [ton-sher] Show IPA noun, verb, -sured, -sur·ing. noun. 1.
Tonsure - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster
the Roman Catholic or Eastern rite of admission to the clerical state by the clipping or shaving of a portion of the head. 2.
Tim Tebow's Tonsure: How an NFL Player Is Like Saint Francis of
Aug 10, 2010 Or not. The pro-life hero sports a monk's hair-do but has a less-than-peaceful vocation.

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