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breviate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breviate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breviate  \Bre"vi*ate\,  v.  t. 
  To  abbreviate.  [Obs.]