abridgment abridgment

Definition(s):

  • (n) a shortened version of a written work

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A one-volume abridgment of the first six books of the study sold a phenomenal quarter of a million copies.
  2. An 11-page abridgment is the cover story in the August Atlantic.
  3. From Revolt in the Desert, his own abridgment of his Seven Pillars of Wisdom many a reader knows the salient facts of the most monumental chapter of Lawrence's career.

News

  • DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why We Need To Stop PRISM

    "There are more instance of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Business Insider

Quotes

  1. As James Madison told the Virginia ratifying convention: "There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
    on Jun 30, 2005 By: James Madison Source: Heritage.org

  2. ...Thomas, in dissenting from the Court's upholding of restrictions on campaign contributions and expenditures in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, called it "the most significant abridgment of the freedoms of speech and association...
    on Feb 13, 2007 By: Clarence Thomas Source: FrontPage magazine.com

  3. Mr. Thompson added that, "the actions taken by the police constituted an abridgment of First Amendment Rights guaranteed by the Constitution, Contrary to the comments made by Police Chief Ron Haddad, our Constitution does not allow police to ban the...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Richard Thompson Source: PipeLineNews.org

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