BREVIA, writs. They were called brevia, because of the brevity in which the cause of action was stated in them.

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This is not the first time that she had made racist comments against Chinese and Indian students in our school," said 17-year-old student Brevia Pan.
See Anton-Hermann Chroust, Brevia Addenda: Did President Jackson Actually Threaten the Supreme Court of the United States with Nonenforcement of Its Injunction Against the State of Georgia?
He read his brevia ry and said Mass very rarely but did manage to keep a diary, in which he remarked on 17 February 1929: "It is wise to give God His Time, if there is anything to be done.
40 I have checked the records for privileges issued from the Secretaria Brevia for Rome, Venice, and Mantua from the papacy of Paul III to that of Sixtus V.
30 (olim Holkham Hall, MS 754), Natura brevium, Brevia placita and other texts, with the ownership inscription of Sir Edward Coke; and Holkham Hall, MS 755, Natura brevium and other texts.
Kimberly-Clark currently manufactures tampons and feminine pads at its Sealand mill in the United Kingdom and feminine pads and pantiliners at its Veenendaal mill in Holland under the brand names Kotex, Brevia and Freedom.
Table 82: Leading Brands in the German Pantyliners Market (2005): Market Share by Brands - Carefree, Alldays, Kotex Brevia and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47 B.