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COMPILE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

To compile Is to copy from various authors into one work. Between a compilation and an abridgment there is a clear distinction. A compilation consists of selected extracts from different authors; an abridgment is a condensation of the views of one author. Story v. Holeombe, 4 McLean, 306. 314, Fed. Cas. No. 13.497


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