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From Latin decurtare, from de- + curtare.


decurt (third-person singular simple present decurts, present participle decurting, simple past and past participle decurted)

  1. (obsolete) To cut short; to curtail.
    • 1550, John Bale, The Apology []
      Your decurted or headlesse clause, Angelorum enim, et cet.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for decurt in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)