abridge /ə-'brij/ vt abridged, abridg·ing: to diminish or reduce in scopeno State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges and immunities of the citizens of the United States — U.S. Constitution amend. XIVabridg·ment or abridge·ment n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
attach, deprive of, dispossess of, disseise, divest of, expropriate, limit, restrict, seize, strip, take away, usurp, wrest from
abbreviate, bate, boil down, capsulize, circumcidere, compress, condense, contract, contrahere, curtail, cut down, decrease, diminish, epitomize, foreshorten, give the sum and substance, lessen, praecidere, reduce, shrink, sketch, subtract, summarize, synopsize, take away, telescope, trim, whittle
abstract (summarize), commute, condense, constrict (compress), curtail, decrease, digest (summarize), diminish, discount (minimize), expurgate, extract, lessen, minimize, reduce, retrench
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To shorten or condense while retaining the sense of the original document.n.abridgement
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
to reduce the effect (of a law, privilege or power).
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
v.1 To diminish, lessen, or restrict a legal right.2 To condense or shorten the whole of something, such as a book, and not merely a portion of it.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.