Definition: particular and concise <especially in speech>

Derivation: Middle English, “to encircle”

• One needs to continually make sense of a bafflingly complex, constantly changing environment. Brief, succinct quotes can quickly produce clarity amid moral murkiness. — Valhalla Vale (1944-) Japanese American writer, interviewer, & musician
• By loving people without cause, one discovers indubitable causes for loving them. It would be hard to find a more succinct description of the chief work of the Holy Spirit in the human heart. — Lionel Mordecai Trilling (1905–1975) American critic, writer, & teacher