Origin of abridgment
Examples from the Web for abridgement
The present edition of this book is to some extent an abridgement of the first edition, which appeared some seven years ago.The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
You might as well publish an abridgement of Waverley or Ivanhoe.
We will endeavour, by abridgement, to lay it before our readers.
Mr. Boyle, in his experiments and observations upon cold, Shaw's Abridgement, Vol.
The description of this painting is an abridgement of the preceding part of the Poem.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for abridgement
Word Origin and History for abridgement
late 15c., from Old French abregement "shortening, abbreviation," from abregier (see abridge).