Meaning of ABRIDGEMENT in English

ABRIDGEMENT

n. (also abridgment) 1 a a shortened version, esp. of a book; an abstract. b the process of producing this. 2 a curtailment (of rights).

[ F abrégement (as ABRIDGE) ]

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