curtailment curtailment  /kər ˈteɪl mənt/


  1. (n) the temporal property of being cut short
  2. (n) the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
  3. (n) the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable


  1. Without Phelps Dodge copper curtailment could not be accomplished.
  2. But reports of the curtailment of women's rights and activities are now rampant; women have been barred from leaving their homes and simply walking on the streets in many towns.
  3. Dear to oilmen is curtailment.


  • Big Banks Tumble Again: Financial Losers

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Bank of New York Mellon was the loser among the nation's largest banks on a rough day for the stock market, with shares falling 3% to close at $29.01. Another mixed batch of economic reports underscored investors' concerns over the timing of the Federal Reserve's inevitable curtailment of its monthly purchases of $85 billion in long-term securities. The Fed has kept the ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source:


  1. In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that Congress never intended "a radical curtailment of state common-law lawsuits seeking compensation for injuries caused by defectively designed or labeled medical devices."
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In an eerie reflection of current times, Roosevelt noted that "our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is faced with serious curtailment of income; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade; the withered leaves of...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Franklin D Roosevelt Source: (press release)

  3. Commenting on the announcement, Chairman Roger Penske said, "Our decision to suspend the quarterly dividend is consistent with our ongoing cost curtailment and cash management initiatives, which include reductions in our worldwide workforce,...
    on Feb 2, 2009 By: Roger Penske Source: MarketWatch (press release)

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