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  • n  a shortened version of a written work

  • A one-volume abridgment of the first six books of the study sold a phenomenal quarter of a million copies.
  • He acknowledged that "compulsory disclosure of a journalist's confidential sources may entail an abridgment of press freedom by imposing some limitation upon the availability of .
  • An 11-page abridgment is the cover story in the August Atlantic.

  • James Madison in Heritage.org
    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."
  • Clarence Thomas in FrontPage magazine.com
    ...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...
  • Richard Thompson in PipeLineNews.org
    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...

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