abridgement


abridgement

noun

  1. a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents: an abridgment of Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
  2. the act or process of abridging.
  3. the state of being abridged.
  4. reduction or curtailment: abridgment of civil rights.

noun

  1. a shortened version of a written work
  2. the act of abridging or state of being abridged
n.

late 15c., from Old French abregement “shortening, abbreviation,” from abregier (see abridge).

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