Ab*bre"vi*a`tor (#), n. [LL.: cf. F. abbr'eviateur.]

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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