Meaning of ABRIDGE in English

ABRIDGE

■ verb

1》 shorten (a text or film) without losing the sense.

2》 Law curtail (a right or privilege).

Derivatives

~able adjective

~ment (also chiefly US abridgment ) noun

~r noun

Origin

ME: from OFr. abregier , from late L. abbreviare (see abbreviate ).

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