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abridge - condense or shorten
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
illimitable - infinite; limitless
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy