abstract (n.)
summary, digest
E3 II.i.82[King Edward to Lodowick] [write] To one ... / Whose body is an abstract or a brief, / Contains each general virtue
Ham II.ii.522[Hamlet to Polonius, of the Players] they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time [Q2; F,Q1 Abstracts]
R3 IV.iv.28[Duchess of York to and of herself] Brief abstract and record of tedious days
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