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Abridging Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- Abridge \A*bridge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abridged; p. pr. &
vb. n. Abridging.] [OE. abregen, OF. abregier, F.
abr['e]ger, fr. L. abbreviare; ad + brevis short. See Brief
and cf. Abbreviate.]
- To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights. ``The bridegroom . . . abridged his visit.'' --Smollett. She retired herself to Sebaste, and abridged her train from state to necessity. --Fuller.
- To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
- To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
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