Definition and Meanings for abridge
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Part of Speech of abridge
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of abridge
Meaning of abridge
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
- to shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
- to deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.