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Cinc"ture, n. Etym: [L. cinctura, fr. cingere, cinctum, to gird.]
1. A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, -- as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb.
2. That which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure. "Within the cincture of one wall." Bacon.
Defn: The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.
A cincture is a rope worn around the waist in one of two applications: