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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Creators with subscribers reaching to the thousands will see their subscriber counts abbreviated to the thousands, followed by a decimal.
The abbreviated protocol consisted of only the sagittal sequence VIBRANT acquisition before injection, the first sagittal series VIBRANT acquisition after injection, and the subtracted images (Fig.
The Colombian Regulation (Decree 1782/2014) is innovative in the sense that it presents these possible waivers as a third separate pathway called the abbreviated comparability pathway (5).
The format of DMF technical documents requires complete dossiers (i.e., full dossiers) as listed in the common technical document of the International Conference on Harmonization.[sup][6] In considering some of DMF applications were already approved by advanced countries, the health authority of Taiwan establishes an alternative pathway since 2011.[sup][7] The DMF application can be in an abbreviated format with a prerequisite of the API approval from the countries recognized by the health authority of Taiwan, based on the reliability of these countries in performing the evaluation of quality, safety, and efficacy for medicinal products.[sup][8]
As I said, these are abbreviated times and, at least at the table on that day, I embraced the era totally.
IVI has incorporated the Freddie Form 1104 together with other Freddie required documents into a Small Balance Loan Property Condition Report that meets the requirements of the Freddie SBL abbreviated third-party report criteria for the SBL Program.
Mobile media solutions provider Single Touch Systems (OTCBB: SITO) subsidiary Single Touch Interactive said it has signed a licensing agreement for its proprietary abbreviated dial code technology, with Mobile Direct Response, a digital marketing and advertising firm.
There are numerous examples - far too many to include in this letter - but the most frequently abbreviated seem to be Pontypridd (Ponty), the famous Llanfairpwll in Anglesey (in full on the station of course so that all visitors can have their photographs taken there!) and Pill in Newport (which is actually Pillgwenlly).
Why would you make it harder for people to get into flying by having abbreviated weather?
(Three appendixes are included: (1) Abbreviated Five-Column Model; (2) Abbreviated Departmental Action Plan; and (3) Abbreviated Project Plan.
THE increase in private companies filing "abbreviated accounts", following recent red tape relaxation by the Government, could be a bad move, according to experts.
They should be spelled out if there is room, or abbreviated according to AP style.