ab·stract /'ab-ˌstrakt/ n1: a summary of a legal documentab·stract /ab-'strakt, 'ab-ˌstrakt/ vt
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abbreviation, abbreviature, abridgment, analect, brief, capsule, compendium, compilation, compression, condensation, consolidation, conspectus, contraction, digest, epitoma, epitome, extract, pandect, precis, reduction, summary, synopsis
associated concepts: abstract idea, abstract of a record, abstract of judgment, abstract of title, abstract proposition of law, abstracts of evidence, marketable title acts, title search
detach, disengage, disjoin, dissociate, disunite, isolate, remove, take out of context
abbreviate, abridge, capsulize, compact, compress, condense, contract, epitomize, reduce, shorten, synopsize, telescope
abridgment (condensation), capsule, compendium, condense, delineation, digest, digest (summarize), extract, hold up (rob), intangible, lessen, moot, note (brief comment), outline (synopsis), recondite, restatement, review, scenario, select, speculative, steal, summary, synopsis, theoretical, withdraw
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Existing only in thought or theory and not in realityn.(1) A summary, abridgement, or condensation of a longer document.(2) That which is abstract or theoretical, often used in the phrase “in the abstract.”v.(1) To summarize or abridge.(2) To remove something from something else, as in abstracting money from a bank.n.abstraction
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
In general, a summary of a record or document, such as an abstract of judgment, abstract of trust, or abstract of title to real property.Category: Real Estate & Rental PropertyCategory: Small Claims Court & LawsuitsCategory: Wills, Trusts & Estates
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n. A concise summary of a text.@ abstract of judgmentn. A copy or summary of a court's judgment. When it is filed with the appropriate authorities, a lien is created on the judgment debtor's non-exempt property in favor of the judgment creditor.@ abstract of recordn. A summary of the record of a case advising an appellate court of the underlying facts, all the steps taken to-date in the case, the decision of the trial court, and the legal issues to be decided.@ abstract of titlen. A short history or summary of the ownership of a parcel of land. The abstract includes a list of all conveyances, transfers, and other evidence of title; all grants, conveyances, wills, records, and judicial proceedings that may affect title; and a list of encumbrances and liens of record on the land, along with a statement whether the encumbrances and liens still exist. A company whose business is to obtain such information from public records usually does such an abstract for the mortgagee or buyer of real property in connection with a proposed sale of land.See also chain of title.@
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
To take or withdraw from; as, to abstract the funds of a bank. To remove or separate. To summarize or abridge.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
To take or withdraw from; as, to abstract the funds of a bank. To remove or separate.To summarize or abridge.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.