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verb 
  1. To limit or restrict.
Their efforts to spending didn't quite succeed.
  1. To shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate.
When the audience grew restless, the speaker curtailed her speech.
  1. (obsolete) To cut short the tail of a horse.
Etymology: (term, courtault, courtault, which has been shortened), from (term, court, court, short) + (term, , -ault)


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