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's Revised


Bre"vi*ate\, v. t. To abbreviate. [Obs.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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