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Synonyms for abridgement

a shortened version of a written work

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However, Benson said they were yet to know the reasons for the prosecution's abridgement motion, as they have not been served.
The court should hold that substantially accurate summaries or fair abridgements of statements at a news conference or in a press release called by the agency should be subject to the fair report privilege, Wells told the court.
The high court noted that a majority of federal and state courts had held state abortion laws unconstitutional "because of vagueness or because of overbreadth and abridgement of rights." Overbreadth and abridgement of rights are undeniable hallmarks of SHLA.
To the surprise of many, the number of subcommittees formed to proceed with special business of the council rose to the all-time high as 74-all formed without ratification of the governing body which solely holds, as per law, the mandate of formation, deletion, extension and abridgement of Committees.
'An abridgement of this paper was presented before the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Cincinnati, May 23, 1940.
Maier's abridgement is especially recommended for its accessibility; archaic terms and phrases have been rewritten in plain terms for modern-day readers, and commentary has been added to help place historical figures in context.
In that motion, they point out that the law bans "one class of political speakers...from engaging in the same sort of political association that is typically recognized and free from abridgement."
What is most often overlooked, however, is this provision in Part III of the law titled, Protection of Rights in Employment and Public Accommodations: "It is the public policy of this State to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain and hold employment without discrimination or abridgement on account of race, religion, color, national origin, age, biological sex or handicap by employers which regularly employ 15 or more employees."
Although content is abbreviated, necessary information was not sacrificed in the abridgement.
These "complete works" are not merely the reproduction of earlier writings, but represent P.'s own abridgement, refinement, selection, and extension of his previous writings from the perspective of his final years.
"Yes that's right, the bad boys of abridgement will finally tackle the subject they were born to reduce.
The bad boys of abridgement will finally tackle the subject they were born to reduce and they will be doing so at Queen's Hall Arts Centre in Hexham on Friday.
Since 1981, 'The Bad Boys of Abridgement' have created nine stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots and numerous radio pieces -- all of which have been performed, seen, heard and translated into Klingon the world over.
Describing themselves as "the bad boys of abridgement", the RSC hit the road with the show following a successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe residency last summer.