Definition for E-PIT'O-ME, or E-PIT'O-MY

E-PIT'O-ME, or E-PIT'O-MY, n. [Gr. επιτομη, from επι and τεμνω, to cut, τομη, a cutting, a section.]

An abridgment; a brief summary or abstract of any book or writing; compendium containing the substance or principal matters of a book. Epitomes are helpful to the memory. Wotton.

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