The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.(noun)
A written text that has been abridged.(noun)
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Use "abridgment" in a sentence
"What is it with the Americans and word abridgment?"
"His text-book in the instruction of the monks, was the theological treatise of St. Anthony of Padua, translated into Arabic; of which he made an abridgment, that is still used among the Maronites."
"This is an abridgment of the history of Israel's provocations in the wilderness, and of the wrath of God against them for those provocations: and this abridgment is abridged by the apostle, with application to us Christians (1 Cor.x. 5, &c.); for these things were written for our admonition, that we sin not like them, lest we suffer like them."