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Definition of the noun abbreviator

What does abbreviator mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abbreviators

  1. one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work

Alternative definition of the noun abbreviator


  1. Agent noun of abbreviate; one who abbreviates or shortens.
  2. One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form.


Abbreviator, plural Abbreviators in English or Abbreviatores in Latin, also called Breviators, were a body of writers in the papal chancery, whose business was to sketch out and prepare in due form the pope's bulls, briefs and consistorial decrees before these are written out in extenso by the scriptores.

Phrases with Abbreviator

Phrases ending with the word Abbreviator:

  1. Bracon Abbreviator
  2. Ophion Abbreviator
  3. Arrenurus Abbreviator
  4. Diospilus Abbreviator
  5. Species Bracon Abbreviator
  6. Species Arrenurus Abbreviator
  7. Species Agrothereutes Abbreviator

Other phrases containing the word Abbreviator:

  1. Bracon Abbreviator Minimula
  2. Subspecies Bracon Abbreviator Minimula

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Google previewIrish English Dictionary (1904)

by Patrick Stephen Dinneen

an abbreviator, an abridger. AltSEdflflté'lfl, - 611a, -61111oe, m., an abbreviator, an abridgcr. Avégem, -e, f., symbol, type; a counterpart, a similar one; also regeneration; aitgem up f-eanrhaéeét, the very ...

Google previewA Compleat English Dictionary (1788)

Oder Vollständiges Englisch-deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von Nathan Bailey Herausgegeben; Jetzt Aber Fast Ganz Umgearbeitet, Vermehret und Verbessert Von Anton Ernst Klausing, ... by Nathan Bailey

Abbreviator, (äbbriviäter) abbreviateur, abbreviator, einer, der etwas kürzer machek. Abbréviature, (äbbreviätor) abbreviation, abbreviatura, ...

Google previewA Compleat English Dictionary Oder Vollständig Englisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von --- Hrsg. U. Verb. Von Anton Ernst Klausing. Etc. 4. Aufl (1771)

Abbreviator, (äbbreviäter) abbreviateur, abbreviator, einer, der etwas kürzer machet. - Abbréviature, (äbbreviätorr) abbreviation, abbreviatura, eine Abkürzung. Abbreuvoir, abreuvoir, die Lücke zwischets den ...

Google previewA popular and complete English dictionary (1848)

by John Boag

ABBREVIATOR. ABEYANCE. tern, used for a word; as, Gen. for Genesis. The redaction of fractions to the lowest terms. Abbbeviatob, ab-bre-ve-a'tQr, n. One who abridges or reduces to a smaller compass. A bbrz viators, ab-bre-ve-a'tars, n .

Google previewCatholic Encyclopedia (1911)

Julius Solinus, the abbreviator of Pliny. The “Book of Marco Polo”, on the other hand, contains an exact ...

Google previewThe dictionary historical and critical of Mr. Peter Bayle (1738)

by Pierre Bayle, Pierre Desmaizeaux, Anthelme Tricaud, Alexis Gaudin

Notwithstanding the injury this curious book has suffered by the ignorance of the abbreviator and transcribers, it has proved very useful to the learned, who thought that no antient book did better deserve to be corrected and explained in a ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3B3R1E1V4I1A1T1O1R1

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