Definitions for curtailment

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to cut short or cut off a part of; abridge; reduce.

* Syn: See shorten.

Origin of curtail:

1425–75; late ME: to restrict (of royal succession or inheritance), prob. a conflation of MF courtau(l)d (see curtal ) and ME taillen to cut < OF taillier (see tail2)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. curtailment(noun)

    the temporal property of being cut short

  2. suppression, curtailment(noun)

    the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation

    "a suppression of the newspaper"

  3. retrenchment, curtailment, downsizing(noun)

    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable


  1. curtailment(Noun)

    The act of curtailing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curtailment(noun)

    the act or result of curtailing or cutting off

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