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Abridge

abridge vt

abridged
abridg·ing
: to diminish or reduce in scope [no State shall make or enforce any law which shall the privileges and immunities of the citizens of the United States "U.S. Constitution amend. XIV"]
abridg·ment
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abridge·ment

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Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.