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Definition of the noun abridgement
What does abridgement mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: abridgements
- a shortened version of a written work
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Our Teaching (1998)
by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
The present abridgement is an English rendering of the Founder's own sacred words and, therefore, is replete with all the blessings that descend from heaven on the heart of a holy person. Read it and be blest. A list of words, mostly terms of ...
English synonymes (1839)
Explained in alphabetical order by George Crabb, J. H. Hedley
An ABRIDGEMENT is the reduction of a work into a smaller compass. A COM— PENDIUM is a general and concise view of any science, as geography or astronomy. An EPITOME is a similarly general and concise view of historicalevents.
by Cathy Gere
(The 1922 abridgement is the form in which it is most widely known.) In it Frazer argued that the figure of an agricultural year-god—a deity incarnated in an unfortunate ...
English Synonymes Explained (1824)
In Alphabetical Order by George Crabb
An ABRIDGEMENT is the reduction of a work into a smaller compass. A COMPENDIUM is a general and concise view of any science, as geography or astronomy. An EPITOME is a simi~ larly general and concise view of historical events.
Containing His Book, Intituled, The Religion of Protestants, a Safe Way to Salvation. Together with His Nine Sermons ... His Letter to Mr. Lewgar ... His Nine Additional Discourses ... by William Chillingworth
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I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. (James Madison)
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Scrabble value of A1B3R1I1D2G2E1M3E1N1T1
The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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