Osama bin Laden may be dead but the extraordinary government powers and curtailment of civil liberties enacted after 9/11 remain.
The mayor-elect turned serious when asked how the appointment jibed with his call for the curtailment of stop-and-frisk.
They were slow to see the necessity of some form of curtailment and limitation of the traffic.
There was a noble financial policy, a curtailment of expense.
Harshness, espionage, and a curtailment of liberty result unavoidably from these difficulties.
That there was no necessity for this third curtailment ordered in January.
The passion of the hour was the curtailment of the royal authority, he says.
It is difficult not to suspect some omission or curtailment here.
New Orleans, of course, he meant—for these men are perfect Lacons in conversation, and I understood the curtailment of the name.
This curtailment was not to take effect till the 1st of July, 1859.
late 15c., from Middle French courtault "made short," from court "short" (Old French cort, from Latin curtus; see curt) + -ault pejorative suffix of Germanic origin. Originally curtal; used of horses with docked tails, which probably influenced the spelling. Related: Curtailed; curtailing.