abridgment definition

  • noun:
    • The work of abridging or even the condition of being abridged.
    • A written text that's been abridged.
    • what abridges or cuts quick; for this reason, an entertainment which makes the time pass quickly
    • Any of different brief statments of instance law created before modern reporting of appropriate instances.
    • The work of abridging, or even the condition of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or starvation.
    • An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged type, esp. of a written work; an abbreviation.
    • what abridges or slices short; thus, an entertainment that produces the full time pass quickly.
    • a diminution or curtailment, at the time of protection under the law.
    • The work of abridging, or the state to be abridged; diminution; contraction; decrease; curtailment; constraint: as, an abridgment of costs; “abridgment of liberty,”
    • A condensation, at the time of a novel; a reduction within a smaller area; a reproduction of everything in decreased or condensed type.
    • That which abridges or cuts quick.
    • what shortens such a thing, as time, or makes it appear brief; thus, a pastime.
    • Also spelled abridgement.
    • a shortened type of a written work

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