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  • A short account, brief statement; a summary, abridgement or precis
  • A brief missive or dispatch; a note.
  • A lawyer's brief.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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.

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

2. A lawyer's brief. [R.] Hudibras.

Bre"vi*ate (&?;), v. t. To abbreviate. [Obs.]

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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