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From Latin compendiatus, past participle of compendiare (to shorten), from compendium.


compendiate (third-person singular simple present compendiates, present participle compendiating, simple past and past participle compendiated)

  1. (obsolete) To sum or collect together.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for compendiate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)