Definition - What does Abstract mean?
The term abstract has different meanings. In a legal sense, it means a short history of any official record. It usually forms a part of abstract of titles, which carries all the important information associated with real estate.
Justipedia explains Abstract
Abstract of record is another common type of abstract. Such an abstract usually contains all the information related to the proceedings of a case. This information is used by appellate court to review the history of the case.