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brevier

[bruh-veer] /brəˈvɪər/
noun, Printing.
1.
a size of type approximately 8-point, between minion and bourgeois.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < German: literally, breviary; so called from use in printing breviaries
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brevier

/brəˈvɪə/
noun
1.
(formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 8 point
Word Origin
C16: probably from Dutch, literally: breviary; so called because this type size was used for breviaries
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