Bre"vi*ate (?), n. [L. breviatus, p.p. of breviare to shorten, brevis short.]

1.

A short compend; a summary; a brief statement.

I omit in this breviate to rehearse. Hakluyt.

The same little breviates of infidelity have . . . been published and dispersed with great activity. Bp. Porteus.

2.

A lawyer's brief.

[R.]

Hudibras.

 

© Webster 1913.


Bre"vi*ate (?), v. t.

To abbreviate.

[Obs.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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