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abbreviator (plural abbreviators)
- Agent noun of abbreviate; one who abbreviates or shortens. [Early 16th century.]
- (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.]
one who abbreviates
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- Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3