An example of a compendium is someone leaving a list of their pet's needs for a pet sitter.
Origin of compendium
- Latin a shortening from compendere to weigh together com- com- pendere to weigh (s)pen- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the Latin compendium (“that which is weighed together”; “a sparing”, “a saving”, “an abbreviation”), from com- (“with”) + pendō (“I weigh”).