abbreviators defined in 1939 yearabbreviators - Abbreviators;
abbreviators - Name given to certain officials formerly employed by the popes. They are first mentioned in the 14th century, their work being to outline and prepare the groundwork of papal bulls, briefs, and decrees. They were suppressed when Pius X reformed the papal chancery in 1908. Their number varied, but when they were formed into a college by Sixtus IV (1471-84) it was fixed at 72.
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