- 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.
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Origin of breve
Example sentences from the Web for breve
But soles are not 'lights,' and brevis lux is not 'brief candle.'The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories|Andrew Lang
Brevis ipsa vita est, sed longior malis—Life itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes.
Quam gratiam voluit Sanctitas Sua perpetuo suffragari absque ulla Brevis expeditione.
De Bry, in the remarkable plates of his "Brevis Narratio," furnishes two instances of such use.Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans|William H. Holmes
Brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio—When labouring to be concise, I become obscure.