- an initial writ.
- a writ, as one issued by a court of law.
- the longest modern note, equivalent to two semibreves or whole notes.
- Also brevis. a note in medieval mensural notation equal to one-half or one-third of a longa.
Origin of breve
How to use breve in a sentence
And all this said of a youth of twentyheu nimium brevis vi decus et desiderium!Spare Hours|John Brown
Another species (Crabro brevis) frequents similar situations, and has been known to provision its nest with small beetles.
Isque longior potius esse debet; nam brevis extrahendi vim non habet.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
The anterior fold is divided with the paracentesis knife just in front of the processus brevis of the malleus.
The knife is pushed upwards until its shaft is on a level with the processus brevis.