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Abbre'viature. n.s. [abbreviatura, Lat.]

  1. A mark used for the sake of shortening.
  2. A compendium or abridgment.

    He is a good man, who grieves rather for him that injures him, than for his own suffering; who prays for him, that wrongs him, forgiving all his faults; who sooner shews mercy than anger; who offers violence to his appetite, in all things endeavouring to subdue the flesh to the spirit. This is an excellent abbreviature of the whole duty of a christian. Taylor's Guide to devotion.

Sources: Taylor, Jeremy (57)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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