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. (historical, 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 “abbreviator” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, 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

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “abbreviator”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre