abridgement


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a·bridg·ment

also a·bridge·ment  (ə-brĭj′mənt)
n.
1. The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
2. An abridged written text.

abridgment, abridgement

a shortened or condensed form of a book, article, etc.
See also: Books
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abridgement - a shortened version of a written workabridgement - a shortened version of a written work
summary, sum-up - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
Translations

abridgement

[əˈbrɪdʒmənt] N
1. (= shortened version) → resumen m, compendio m
2. (= act) → abreviación f

abridgement

n (act) → Kürzen nt; (= abridged work)gekürzte Ausgabe

abridgement

[əˈbrɪdʒmənt] n (act of abridging) → riduzione f; (shortened version) → edizione f ridotta
References in classic literature ?
To this determination she was the more easily reconciled, by recollecting that Edward Ferrars, by Lucy's account, was not to be in town before February; and that their visit, without any unreasonable abridgement, might be previously finished.
Nor in what may be termed Plato's abridgement of the history of philosophy (Soph.), is any mention made such as we find in the first book of Aristotle's Metaphysics, of the derivation of such a theory or of any part of it from the Pythagoreans, the Eleatics, the Heracleiteans, or even from Socrates.
Yet Horace Walpole wrote a goblin tale which has thrilled through many a bosom; and George Ellis could transfer all the playful fascination of a humour, as delightful as it was uncommon, into his Abridgement of the Ancient Metrical Romances.
It has been several times truly remarked that bills of rights are, in their origin, stipulations between kings and their subjects, abridgements of prerogative in favor of privilege, reservations of rights not surrendered to the prince.
It cannot be ignored that this apparent attack on the opposition is also one on the media, for such a restriction does not fall in the provisions of the Constitution, and represents an abridgement of the right of free speech.
Nevertheless, the prosecution has also filed an application for abridgement of time to hear the stay of proceedings before the Court of Appeal.
During the hearing of the appeal earlier, the appellant's counsel, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) who informed the panel that the court processes have been served on the respondents, prayed for an abridgement of time due to the closeness of the election scheduled for February 16, 2019.
In 2000, the court said that the privilege extends to an accurate and complete report or a "fair abridgement" of events that are part of the regular business of a city council meeting.
This is no abridgement or hagiography but rather a full, critical edition of his sermons (p.
Constitution, the First Amendment protects the American press and public by preventing the abridgement of speech, press and assembly and religion.
Despite this drastic abridgement of his slated filmography, Jay made enough exceptional movies to continue to be glowingly remembered and valued by veteran film buffs-to this day!
It discusses the bookAEs development through the unfinished 1920 abridgement, the 1922 oOxfordo text, the subscribersAE edition of 1926, literary mentors who tried to help Lawrence (Edward Garnett, Bernard Shaw, and E.M.