breviate

Related to breviate: brevity, abbreviation

breviate

(ˈbriːvɪˌeɪt; ˈbriːvɪət)
n
1. a short account; a summary
2. a note; a short missive
3. obsolete a lawyer's brief
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The way in which the diarists took notes varied from those who scribbled comments over parliamentary documents such as breviates of acts, petitions, or separates to those who attempted to record diligently every word.