brevier

noun bre·vier \ brəˈvi(ə)r , -iə \

Definition of brevier

plural -s
:a size of type between minion and bourgeois, approximately 8 point — compare point system

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Origin and Etymology of brevier

probably from Dutch, literally, breviary, from Medieval Latin breviarium; from the use of this size of type in the printing of breviaries in 16th century Holland & Belgium


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