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Dictionary Results for breve:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
breve
    n 1: a diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to
         indicate a short sound

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Breve \Breve\ (br[=e]v), n. [It. & (in sense 2) LL. breve, fr.
   L. brevis short. See Brief.]
   1. (Mus.) A note or character of time, equivalent to two
      semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to
      three semibreves. It was formerly of a square figure (as
      thus: ? ), but is now made oval, with a line perpendicular
      to the staff on each of its sides; -- formerly much used
      for choir service. --Moore.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. (Law) Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any
      court.
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   3. (Print.) A curved mark [[breve]] used commonly to indicate
      the short quantity of a vowel.
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   4. (Zool.) The great ant thrush of Sumatra (Pitta gigas),
      which has a very short tail.
      [1913 Webster]

3. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
BREVE, practice. A writ in which the cause of action is briefly stated, 
hence its name. Fleta, lib. 2, c. 13, Sec. 25; Co. Lit. 73 b. 
     2. Writs are distributed into several classes. Some are called brevia 
formata, others brevia de cursu, brevia judicialia, or brevia magistralia. 
There is a further distinction with respect to real actions into brevia 
nominata and innominata. The former, says Bacon, contain the time, place and 
demand very particularly; and therefore by such writ several lands by 
several titles cannot be demanded by the same writ. The latter contain only 
a general complaint, without expressing time, damages, &c., as in trespass 
quare clausum fregit, &o., and therefore several lands coming to the 
demandant by several titles may be demanded in such writ. F. N. B. 209; 8 
Co. 87;  Kielw. 105; Dy. 145; 2 Brownl. 274; Bac. Ab. Actions in General, C. 
See Innominate contracts. 



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