- a quick compend an overview a brief declaration
- a brief compend; an overview; a brief statement.
- an attorney's brief.
- To abbreviate.
quick; brief declaration, epitome, or abstract. A short statement of contents, accompanying a bill in parliament Holthouse.
(letter.) A short compend; a synopsis; a short declaration.
- (letter.) A lawyer's quick.
- (v. t.) To abbreviate.
His Breviate of the Life of Mrs Margaret Baxter records the virtues of his wife, and reveals on the part of Baxter a tenderness of nature which might otherwise have been unknown.