- a size of type approximately 8-point, between minion and bourgeois.
Origin of brevier
1590–1600; < German: literally, breviary; so called from use in printing breviaries
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Two columns of brevier—without the adornment of the usual line-cut.The Silver Poppy
Bourgeois, bur-jois′, n. a kind of printing type, larger than brevier and smaller than longprimer.
This is the day when I have to make up my five columns—seven hundred lines, brevier type.
We also enclose samples of long primer, bourgeois and brevier sizes of type.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions
A complete series of type of a particular size is called a font; as a font of brevier, or of pica.Up To Date Business
- (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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