Abridgment



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

Those words are an abridgment and paraphrase of this assessment by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Cool it, Reason David Frum December 17, 2012

Historical Examples

Every abridgment of ceremony has a tendency to lower refinement by introducing that sans-gne which is fatal to good manners.
Human Intercourse Philip Gilbert Hamerton

An abridgment of the work, for popular use, is published by Nisbet & Co.
Holy in Christ Andrew Murray

The principal work of Epiphanius is the Panarion, or treatise on heresies, of which he also wrote an abridgment.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6 Various

Which of the plates of Nephi did Mormon include with his own abridgment?
The Articles of Faith James E. Talmage

Philip Ralegh, Sir Walter’s grandson, in 1698 printed an abridgment.
Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing

Behold, they have only got a part or an abridgment of the account of Nephi.
History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Joseph Smith

He also quoted 1st Blackstone, p. 374, and Viner’s abridgment, vol.
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton

Behold, they have only got a part, or an abridgment of the account of Nephi.
New Witnesses for God (Volume 2 of 3) B. H. Roberts

The work of Enfield is based on Brucker, or is rather an abridgment.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume I John Lord

noun
a shortened version of a written work
the act of abridging or state of being abridged

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  • Abridgement

    a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents: an abridgment of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. the act or process of . the state of being . reduction or curtailment: abridgment of civil rights. Historical Examples Notwithstanding the abridgement of their rights, a great many of the Jews […]

  • Abridging

    to shorten by omissions while retaining the basic contents: to abridge a reference book. to reduce or lessen in duration, scope, authority, etc.; diminish; curtail: to abridge a visit; to abridge one’s freedom. to deprive; cut off. Contemporary Examples If you did, you would see the text states that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the […]



  • Abrin

    a highly poisonous protein found in the seeds of the rosary pea: inhibits protein synthesis, causing symptoms such as internal bleeding, intestinal upset, and irritation of mucous membranes. Historical Examples abrin, or abrine, a poisonous substance, being the active principle in the seeds of Abrus precatorius (see Abrus). The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part […]

  • Abris

    a shelter, especially a dugout. Archaeology. a rock shelter formed by the overhang of a cliff and often containing prehistoric occupation deposits. Historical Examples Captain Robbins ordered everyone into the abris till the shelling ceased. Battery E in France Frederic R. Kilner It was a warning to all to seek the comparative safety of the […]



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