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abbreviator


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abbreviator  \Ab*bre"vi*a`tor\,  n.  [LL.:  cf  F.  abbr['e]viateur.] 
  1.  One  who  abbreviates  or  shortens. 
 
  2.  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 




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