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Definition of the noun abridgment

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noun - plural: abridgments

  1. a shortened version of a written work

Alternative definition of the noun abridgment

noun

  1. [US] The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an 'abridgment' of pleasures or of expenses.
  2. [US] An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.
  3. [obsolete] That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly

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Google previewThe law of copyright (1893)

by Walter Arthur Copinger

selected extracts from different authors; an abridgment is a condensation bf the views of the author. The former cannot - be extended so as to convey the same knowledge as the original work; the latter ...

Google previewWatching Pages, Reading Pictures (2008)

Cinema and Modern Literature in Italy by Daniela De Pau, Georgina Torello

an abridgment is an immediate reference to the matter of vehicle, which in turn, determines a series of variations at the level of program. It is precisely on the latter level that the various methodologies of analysis and the respective theories of ...

Google previewA History of the Criminal Law of England (2014)

by James Fitzjames Stephen

For instance, FitzHerbert's Grand Abridgment is a classified abstract of the year- books, and has in many instances been used as a substitute for them, but it might have been compiled by any one who with moderate technical knowledge ...

Google previewThe Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union (1985)

by William A. Donohue

The abridgment is an incipient tendency which if unchecked may result in our hurtling down the slope. But our very awareness that we have stepped on a slope is a brake on our precipitous descent.54 The ACLU thinks the brakes will fail once ...

Google previewThe Paradoxes of Freedom (1964)

by Sidney Hook

The abridgment is an incipient tendency which, if unchecked, may result in our hurtling down the slope. Every specific act contains the germ of a habit. But our very awareness that we have stepped on a slope is a brake 47 Intelligence and ...

Google previewA Practical and Elementary Abridgement of the Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Exchequer, and at Nisi Prius and of the Rules of Court (1830)

From the Restoration in 1660, to Michaelmas Term, 4 Geo. IV : with Important Manuscript Cases, Alphabetically, Chronologically, and Systematically Arranged and Translated : with Copious Notes and References to the Year Books, Analogous Adjudications, Text Writers, and Statutes, Specifying what Decisions Have Been Affirmed, Recognised, Qualified, Or Over-ruled : Comprising ... a Practical Treatise on the Different Branches of the Common Law by Charles Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond

Fitzherbert's Abridgment is the compilation of a learned judge, but even learned judges may sometimes make mistakes; and the authority on which the case of “ tree v. Sr-utt depends has crept into Fitzherbert, and is not supported bv any other ...

Google previewA Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Exchequer, and at Nisi Prius (1830)

And of the Rules of Court, from the Restoration in 1660, to Michaelmas Term, 4 Geo. IV. With Important Manuscript Cases, Alphabetically, Chronologically, and Systematically Arranged and Translated; with Copius Notes and References to the Year Books, Analogous Adjudications, Text Writers, and Statutes, Specifying what Decisions Have Been Affirmed, Recognised, Qualified, Or Over-ruled; Comprising ... a Practical Treatise on the Different Branches of the Common Law by Charles Erdman Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond

Fitzherbert's Abridgment is the compilation of a learned judge, but even learned judges may sometimes make mistakes; and the authority on which the case of \ ttree v. Scutt depends has crept into Fitzherbert, and is not supported by any other ...

Google previewPinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's Abridgment of the History of Rome to which is Prefixed, an Introduction to the Study of Roman History, a Variety of Valuable Information Added Throughout the Work ... with Numerous Biographical and Historical Notes, a Dictionary Explaining the Most Difficult Words, at the Beginning and Questions for Examination (1841)

by Oliver Goldsmith

GOLDSMITH'S ABRIDGMENT ' OF THE HISTORY OF ROME: 'ro.

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L0019895 An Abridgment of Mr Pope\'s Essay on Man

L0019895 An Abridgment of Mr Pope\'s Essay on Man
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The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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