"Circle to land" isn't the phraseology.Circle to land is just the phraseology when clearing someone for a circle approach.
“Cleared ILS rwy 19 circle to land rwy 24”
A circling approach is the same as a circle-to-land maneuver. It's initiated by the pilot when a straight-in landing isn't possible/desirable.PHRASEOLOGY−
CIRCLE TO RUNWAY (number),
CIRCLE (direction using eight cardinal compass points)
OF THE AIRPORT/RUNWAY FOR A LEFT/RIGHT
BASE/DOWNWIND TO RUNWAY (number).
well it’s the unofficial official phraseology by this point"Circle to land" isn't the phraseology.
A circling approach is the same as a circle-to-land maneuver. It's initiated by the pilot when a straight-in landing isn't possible/desirable.
A "circle to runway" is the ATC instruction used to move an aircraft to a different runway in use than the one that the instrument approach is conducted from.
As approach control, you'll clear the aircraft for the instrument approach and circle, but tower is the one issuing the circle instructions.