Circensian
Circensial Cir*cen"sial, Circensian Cir*cen"sian, a. [L. Circensis, ludi Circenses, the games in the Circus Maximus.] Of or pertaining to, or held in, the Circus, In Rome. [1913 Webster]

The pleasure of the Circensian shows. --Holyday. [1913 Webster]


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