Definition of curtail in English:

curtail

Line breaks: cur|tail
Pronunciation: /kəːˈteɪl
 
/

verb

[with object]

Origin

late 15th century: from obsolete curtal 'horse with a docked tail', from French courtault, from court 'short', from Latin curtus. The change in the ending was due to association with tail1 and perhaps also with French tailler 'to cut'.

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