compendiary

adjective
com·​pen·​di·​ary | \ kəmˈpendēˌerē, käm- \

Definition of compendiary

: compendious: such as
a : brief a compendiary abridgment
b obsolete : expeditious

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History and Etymology for compendiary

Latin compendiarius, from compendium short cut + -arius -ary

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“Compendiary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compendiary. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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