- (US) An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
- (US) The state of being abridged or lessened.
- (dated, law) Any of various brief statements of case law made before modern reporting of legal cases.
- (US) The act of abridging; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
- (obsolete) That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly