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abridgment

[uh-brij-muh nt] /əˈbrɪdʒ mənt/
noun
1.
a shortened or condensed form of a book, speech, etc., that still retains the basic contents: an abridgment of Tolstoy's War and Peace.
2.
the act or process of abridging.
3.
the state of being abridged.
4.
reduction or curtailment:
abridgment of civil rights.
Also, abridgement.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English abreg(g)ement, abrygement < Middle French abregement. See abridge, -ment
Related forms
nonabridgment, noun
Synonyms
1. digest, epitome; compendium, synopsis, abstract, summary, précis, conspectus; syllabus, brief, outline. 2. reduction, shortening, contraction, compression.
Antonyms
1, 2. expansion, enlargement.
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  • Nor do they support any abridgement of the right to carry guns.
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abridgment

/əˈbrɪdʒmənt/
noun
1.
a shortened version of a written work
2.
the act of abridging or state of being abridged
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