Abridgment

Definition of Abridgment

A`bridg´ment   Pronunciation: ~brĭj´ment
n.1.The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.
2.An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form, esp. of a written work; an abbreviation.
Ancient coins as abridgments of history.
- Addison.
3.That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly.
What abridgment have you for this evening? What mask? What music?
- Shak.
4.a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights.

Related Words

abatement, abbreviation, abstract, alleviation, aphorism, apocope, attenuation, bereavement, blue-penciling, bowdlerization, breviary, brief, cancellation, capsule, censoring, censorship, compendium, compression, conspectus, contraction, curtailment, dampening, damping, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, deflation, deletion, depreciation, depression, deprivation, deprivement, diminishment, diminution, disburdening, disburdenment, disentitlement, divestment, dying, dying off, editing, elision, ellipsis, epigram, epitome, erasure, expurgation, extenuation, fade-out, foreshortening, languishment, lessening, letup, lowering, miniaturization, mitigation, omission, outline, precis, privation, recap, recapitulation, reduction, relaxation, relieving, retrenchment, sagging, scaling down, shortening, simplicity, sketch, striking, subtraction, sum, summation, summing-up, syllabus, syncope, synopsis, telescoping, truncation, weakening
Word:

Browse

Abranchiate
abranchious
Abrase
Abrasion
Abrasive
Abraum
Abraxas
Abray
Abreaction
Abreast
Abregge
Abrenounce
Abrenunciation
Abreption
Abreuvoir
Abricock
Abridge
abridged
abridgement
Abridger
-Abridgment-
Abroach
Abroad
abrocome
Abrogable
Abrogate
Abrogation
Abrogative
Abrogator
Abrood
Abrook
Abrupt
Abruption
Abruptly
Abruptly pinnate
Abruptness
Abruzzi
abs
Abscess
Abscession
Abscind
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home