abbreviator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin abbreviātor. Compare French abbréviateur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abbreviator (plural abbreviators)

  1. Agent noun of abbreviate; one who abbreviates or shortens. [Early 16th century.][1]
  2. (history, Roman Catholicism) One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form. [Mid 16th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

abbreviātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of abbreviō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of abbreviō