abridgement abridgement  /əb ˈrɪdʒ mənt/


  • (n) a shortened version of a written work



  1. Typical Stokowski abridgement preserving a few of the opera's salient pages.
  2. But Chaucer loses remarkably little from the abridgement.
  3. No Southern state yet stands legally convicted of such denial or abridgement.


  • WyLiberty Attorneys Sue City of Cheyenne

    Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys sued the City of Cheyenne on behalf of resident Ronald Williams in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming today, challenging provisions of the Cheyenne Unified Development Code (UDC) that restrict political signs on private property as an unconstitutional abridgement of free speech.
    on January 10, 2014     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne


  1. James Madison said, "I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
    on Oct 15, 2004 By: James Madison Source: Kodiak Daily Mirror

  2. Rehnquist said that the Court's public employee free-speech cases "do not support the conclusion that a public employee forfeits his protection against governmental abridgement of freedom of speech if he decides to express his views privately rather...
    on Sep 7, 2005 By: William Rehnquist Source: First Amendment Center

  3. But del Toro said optimistically, "There is enough ...... narrative abridgement and some other pieces of narrative and suggestions and appendix notes and this and that to guide and create something that will not infringe anything else. But it's too...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Guillermo del Toro Source: SyFyPortal

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propriety propriety
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