What does abridgment mean?

Definitions for abridgmentəˈbrɪdʒ mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abridgment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule(noun)

    a shortened version of a written work

GCIDE

  1. Abridgment(n.)

    a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights.

  2. Origin: [OE. abregement. See Abridge.]

Wiktionary

  1. abridgment(Noun)

    The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.

  2. abridgment(Noun)

    An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.

  3. abridgment(Noun)

    That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly

  4. abridgment(Noun)

    Any of various brief statments of case law made before modern reporting of legal cases.

  5. Origin: * First attested in 1494.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abridgment(noun)

    the act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses

  2. Abridgment(noun)

    an epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation

  3. Abridgment(noun)

    that which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly

  4. Origin: [OE. abregement. See Abridge.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abridgment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abridgment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Chen:

    It's extremely likely that it (expedited removal) will be applied to a much larger swath of people, it's a severe abridgment to kind of a sense of rule of law and fair processes for people if suddenly we have officers and agents picking people up and serving as essentially judge and jury in their case.

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