AskDefine | Define circumstantial

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circumstantial adj : fully detailed and specific about particulars; "a circumstantial report about the debate"

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  1. Something incidental to the main subject, but of less importance; opposed to an essential; -- generally in the plural; as, the circumstantials of religion.


  1. Consisting in, or pertaining to, circumstances or particular incidents.
  2. Incidental; relating to, but not essential.
  3. Abounding with circumstances; detailing or exhibiting all the circumstances; minute; particular.

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