- a concise summary.
- to make a précis of.
Origin of précis
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Historical Examples of precis
There is also a brief and characteristic 'Precis de ma vie', dated November 17, 1797.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Such is a precis of this strange entry, the discovery of which, vague as it was, thrilled us with hope and excitement.Ayesha
H. Rider Haggard
It is, in fact, a precis of the "Instruction Book," which deals with everything a police officer should know and be.Scotland Yard
The monkey ate various forms of Precis (a Vanessid), after which it was given Acraea halali.Mimicry in Butterflies
Reginald Crundall Punnett
In submitting a precis of the gospel narratives I have not implied any estimate either of their credibility or of their truth.Preface to Androcles and the Lion
George Bernard Shaw
- a summary of the essentials of a text; abstract
- (tr) to make a precis of
Word Origin for precis
1760, from French noun use of Middle French précis "cut short, condensed" (see precise). As a verb, from 1856.