Definition of Abridgment

1. Noun. A shortened version of a written work.

Exact synonyms: Abridgement, Capsule, Condensation
Generic synonyms: Sum-up, Summary
Derivative terms: Abridge, Capsulise, Capsulize, Condense



Definition of Abridgment

1. n. The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.

Definition of Abridgment

1. Noun. (context: US) The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an '''abridgment''' of pleasures or of expenses. ¹

2. Noun. (context: US) An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation. ¹

3. Noun. (context: obsolete) That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly ¹

4. Noun. (context: dated legal) Any of various brief statments of case law made before modern reporting of legal cases. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abridgment

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abridgment

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Literary usage of Abridgment

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1. Historical and Legal Examination of that Part of the Decision of the Supreme by Thomas Hart Benton (1857)
"The advantages which this abridgment offers will be appreciated by every one. ... Thla abridgment will form one of the most valuable com- ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1831)
"It is conducted in an affecting manner, though it resembles now and then too closely the " Minstrel" of Beattie. ART. XIII.—An abridgment of ..."

3. The Christian Examiner (1841)
"This case can be provided for only by an abridgment, in which the pupil may find all the proper ... Nor can the pupil be left to make his own abridgment, ..."

4. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1846)
"Q. as to rule, that an abridgment of a book may be published against the consent of the author. Punishment for marrying a ward of Chancery without the leave ..."

5. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1840)
"An Analytical abridgment of Kent's Commentaries on American Law, ... THIS abridgment is very appropriately dedicated by the author to Chan, cellor Kent, ..."

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