Definitions for "Abridgment"
The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses.
a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights.
An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form, esp. of a written work; an abbreviation.
a shortened version of a written work
a shortened version of the author's original work.
Keywords:  entertainment, hence, cuts, pass, short
That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly.
Keywords:  condensed, book, play, form
A condensed form as of a book or play.