Definition of custos brevium in English:

custos brevium

Pronunciation /ˌkʌstɒs ˈbrɛvɪəm/


historical, rare
  • In England: (the title of) an officer in the Courts of Common Pleas and King's (or Queen's) Bench, having custody of writs and warrants; = "Keeper of the Writs".

    The office was abolished by Act of Parliament in 1830.


Late 16th century. From post-classical Latin custos brevium from classical Latin custōs + brevium, genitive plural of breve.