Abridge

Verb

  • (transitive, archaic) To deprive; to cut off. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350)]
  • (transitive) To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary. [First attested in 1384.]. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
  • (transitive) To make shorter; to shorten in duration or extent. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
  • (transitive) To curtail. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]

    "He had his rights abridged by the crooked sheriff."

  • (transitive, archaic, rare) To debar from. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350)]
  • (transitive) Cut short; truncate. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]

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