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EUNUCH. A male whose organs of generation have been so far removed or disorganized, that he is rendered incapable of reproducing his species. Domat, Lois Civ. liv. prel. tit. 2, s. 1, n. 10.

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Luke's story in Acts 8 responds to both Isaiah and Jeremiah; the pilgrim's baptism washes away his supposedly unregenerate conditions of eunuchism and blackness.
25) Regarding eunuchism, Jerome's insistence on the manhood of the convert led some writers to celebrate familial or sexual renunciation--metaphorical castration--as an ideal and others to cancel out his physical anomaly entirely: when Donne invoked "that Eunuch, which was Treasurer to the Queen of AEthiopia," his point was merely that early gentile converts to Christianity were important people, "Rulers, Persons of place, and quality.
There was, however, a very dark side to the practise of eunuchism in the Capital Region.