"Abridge" is a word in LAW AND LEGAL, ENGLISH
To reduce or contract; usually spoken of written language
To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to
diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly
by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet
retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a
history or dictionary.
I'm a good enough person to forgive you, and you should be a good enough person to not do it again.
Fishing season hasn't opened and a fisherman who doesn't have a license, is casting for trout as a stranger approaches and asks: "Any luck?""Any luck? This is a wonderful spot. I took 10 out of this stream yesterday," he boasts."Is that so? By the way, do you know who I am?" asks the stranger."Nope.""Well, meet the new game warden.""Oh," gulped the fisherman. "Well, do you know who I am?""Nope.""Meet the biggest liar in the state!"
To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.Read the complete definition
Serving or tending to abbreviate; shortening; abridging.Read the complete definition
That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly.Read the complete definition
An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation.Read the complete definition
The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures …Read the complete definition
An epitome or com.-pendlum of another and larger work, wherein the principal ideas of the larger wofk are summarily contained. …Read the complete definition
The right of the court to reduce the damages in certain cases. Vide Brooke, tit. "Abridgment.Read the complete definition
To act upon; Influence; change; enlarge or abridge. This word is ofteu used in the sense of acting injuriously upon …Read the complete definition
The name given to a com-pilation of Roman and Greek law, prepared about A. D. 880 by the Emperor Basilius, …Read the complete definition
An abridgment; a compend; an epitome; a brief account or summary.Read the complete definition
An abridgment or concise statement of a client's case, made out for the instruction of counsel in a trial at …Read the complete definition