abridgement /əˈbrɪdʒm(ə)nt / ‹chiefly US› abridgment


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. the action of abridging a text.
2. [ count noun] a shortened version of a larger work.

an abridgement of Shakespeare’s Henry VI.
[Law] curtailment of rights.

the abridgement of the rights of ownership.
– origin late Middle English: from Old French abregement, from the verb abreg(i)er (see abridge).

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