Breviate
Breviate Bre"vi*ate, v. t. To abbreviate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Breviate — Bre vi*ate, n. [L. breviatus, p. p. of breviare to shorten, brevis short.] 1. A short compend; a summary; a brief statement. [1913 Webster] I omit in this breviate to rehearse. Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] The same little breviates of infidelity have …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breviate — adj. [L. brevis, short] 1. Shortened; smaller than normal. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Used to describe antennae that are about the length of the head …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • breviate — noun a) A short account, brief statement; a summary, abridgement or precis b) A brief missive or dispatch; a note …   Wiktionary

  • breviate — n. short letter, brief epistle (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breviate —   n. summary; precis …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • breviate — /briyviyat/ A brief; brief statement, epitome, or abstract. A short statement of contents, accompanying a bill in parliament. The name is usually applied to the famous brief of Mr. Murray (afterwards Lord Mansfield) for the complainant in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • breviate — /briyviyat/ A brief; brief statement, epitome, or abstract. A short statement of contents, accompanying a bill in parliament. The name is usually applied to the famous brief of Mr. Murray (afterwards Lord Mansfield) for the complainant in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • breviate — An abstract or synopsis …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • breviate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Breviate of Domesday — Term used for an abbreviated version of *DB. Cf. Abbreviatio …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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