BreviateBre"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.
BreviateBre"vi*ate\, v. t. To abbreviate. [Obs.]