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Abridgement   Listen
noun
abridgement  n.  
1.
A shortened version.
Synonyms: condensation, abridgment






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Abridgement" Quotes from Famous Books



... call him, Robert, also an Englishman, lived in 1330, and wrote a work entitled "Correctorium Alchymiae," which was much esteemed till the time of Paracelsus. In the same year lived Peter of Lombardy, who wrote what he called a "Complete Treatise upon the Hermetic Science," an abridgement of which was afterwards published by Lacini, a monk of Calabria. In 1330 the most famous alchymist of Paris was one Odomare, whose work "De Practica Magistri" was, for a long time, a hand-book among the brethren of the science. John de Rupecissa, a French ...
— Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions - Vol. I • Charles Mackay

... expressed by our friends at the abridgement of our rights and the curtailment of our privileges that were effected by the South Africa Act. Fervent hopes were entertained by Cape politicians that not only would we not suffer any injustice, but the position of ...
— Native Life in South Africa, Before and Since • Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

... innocence, and the latter made a fine speech into the bargain. Bishop Johnson scrambled out of the scrape at the very beginning; and the council have reported to the King that the accusation was false and malicious.(370) This is an exact abridgement of the story; the commentary would be too voluminous. The heats upon it are great: the violent Whigs are not at all convinced of the Whiggism of the culprits, by the defect of evidence: the opposite clan affect as much conviction as ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 2 • Horace Walpole



Words linked to "Abridgement" :   sum-up, summary, condensation, capsule



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