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An abridgment, a less quantity containing the virtue and force of' a greater quantity. That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing, or of several things; a compendium, epitome, or synopsis. Hess v Draffen & Co. 99 Mo App 580, 585, 74 SW 440.

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