Definition of "curtailed" []

  • To cut short; abridge (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of curtail. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "curtailed" in a sentence
  • "These successive mysteries unfold in curtailed lines of six rather than eight syllables, so that as we come to the end of each stanza, we have a rhythmic as well as semantic sense of something missing."
  • "However, Schmitt sees stilling the independent role of the judges as the key for conforming the legal process - judges as the "faithful implementers of the sovereign's will" must recognize the ultimate primacy of the Executive, and they must recognize that their autonomy is substantially curtailed from the Weimar period."
  • "Aldridge, when a provision is enacted upon a backdrop of longstanding historical practice, and no expression is made that the historical practice is going to be curtailed, that is powerful evidence that the provision was not, in fact, intended to curtail the practice."