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ABBREVIATION, practice. The omission of some words or letters in writing; as when fieri facias is written fi. fa.
     2. In writing contracts it is the better practice to make no abbreviations; but in recognizances, and many other contracts, they are used; as John Doe tent to prosecute, &c. Richard Roe tent to appear, &c. when the recognizances are used, they are drawn out in extenso. See 4 Ca. & P. 61; S.C.19E.C.L.R.268; 9 Co.48.

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Consider how each system would abbreviate words in court documents in cases in litigation.
Using the Bluebook, you would abbreviate words according to Table 8, at 307-08, but you would also omit articles and prepositions, unless doing so causes confusion.
The Bluebook does not abbreviate words in the title.