Definition of Curtailed:
- "In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875.", L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone.
This remnant of a right is doubly curtailed: 1st, that on such a short lease a rent not less than two thirds of the full improved yearly value, at the time of the making it, shall be reserved during the whole continuance of the term; and, 2ndly, it does not extend to the whole kingdom.- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
" The Awkward Age" is precisely a study of one of these curtailed or extended periods of tension and apprehension, an account of the manner in which the resented interference with ancient liberties came to be in a particular instance dealt with.- "The Awkward Age", Henry James.