To curtail is defined as to restrict something, stop something or deprive of something.(verb)
An example of curtail is when a town wants to stop drunk driving.
See curtail in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME curtailen, altered (by assoc. with taillen < OFr taillier: see tailor) < OFr curtald, curtal
See curtail in American Heritage Dictionary 4
cur·tailtransitive verb cur·tailed, cur·tail·ing, cur·tails
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