What is an abbreviator?

In its simplest form, an abbreviator can simply refer to a person who abbreviates. It also refers to one of a college of 72 officers of the pope's court whose job it is to give a synopsis of a petition, before expanding it into an official form.
In its simplest form, an abbreviator can simply refer to a person who abbreviates. It also refers to one of a college of 72 officers of the pope's court whose job it is to give a synopsis of a petition, before expanding it into an official form.