brevier

brevier

[bruh-veer]
noun Printing.
a size of type approximately 8-point, between minion and bourgeois.

Origin:
1590–1600; < German: literally, breviary; so called from use in printing breviaries

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brevier (brəˈvɪə)
 
n
(formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 8 point
 
[C16: probably from Dutch, literally: breviary; so called because this type size was used for breviaries]

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