Curtail Cur*tail" (k[u^]r*t[=a]l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curtailed} (-t[=a]ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Curtailing}.] [See {Curtal}.] To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce. [1913 Webster]

I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Our incomes have been curtailed; his salary has been doubled. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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