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precis (n.)

1760, from French noun use of Middle French précis "cut short, condensed" (see precise). As a verb, from 1856.

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Definitions of precis from WordNet
1
precis (v.)
make a summary (of);
2
precis (n.)
a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory;
Synonyms: outline / synopsis / abstract
From wordnet.princeton.edu