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tonsure (tahnshure)

noun:
a part of a monk’s or priest’s head left bare on top by shaving off the hair.
[in singular]: an act of shaving the top of a monk’s or priest’s head as a preparation for entering a religious order.

verb (transitive), often as adjective (tonsured)
shave the hair on the crown of