See curtail.

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  • Curtailer — Cur*tail er (k[u^]r*t[=a]l [ e]r), n. One who curtails. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curtailer — noun see curtail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • curtailer — curtailˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑curtail …   Useful english dictionary

  • curtail — transitive verb Etymology: by folk etymology from earlier curtal to dock an animal s tail, from curtal, noun, animal with a docked tail, from Middle French courtault more at curtal Date: 1580 to make less by or as if by cutting off or away some… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • curtailment — See curtailer. * * * …   Universalium

  • curtail — curtail1 curtailedly, adv. curtailer, n. curtailment, n. /keuhr tayl /, v.t. to cut short; cut off a part of; abridge; reduce; diminish. [1425 75; late ME curtailen to restrict (said of royal succession or inheritance), prob. a conflation of MF… …   Universalium

  • New Zealand — New Zealander. /zee leuhnd/ a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 3,587,275; 103,416 sq. mi. (267,845 sq. km). Cap.: Wellington …   Universalium

  • curtail — /kɜˈteɪl / (say ker tayl) verb (t) to cut short; cut off a part of; abridge; reduce; diminish. {variant (by association with tail1) of obsolete curtal (verb) dock, from French courtault, from court short, from Latin curtus} –curtailer, noun… …   Australian English dictionary

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