One who abbreviates or shortens
- a person who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work
- one that abbreviates or shortens.
- certainly one of a college of seventy-two officials associated with the papal court whose duty is make a brief moment of a decision on a petition, or response of the pope to a page, and after ward expand when into official kind.
abbreviator [papal chancery]
(letter.) One who abbreviates or shortens.
- (letter.) Certainly one of a college of seventy-two officials for the papal court whoever responsibility would be to make a brief moment of a determination on a petition, or reply associated with the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the moment into formal form.
Here took particular notice of him, made him an abbreviator to the papal chancery, and in 1383 took him with him on his visit to King Charles at Naples, an expedition which led to many unpleasant adventures, from which he escaped in 1385 by leaving the Curia.