Brevitatis causa Law and Legal Definition

Brevitatis causa is a Latin term used in Scots law which means for the sake of brevity. This phrase is often used in elaborate legal proceedings to show that another document had been incorporated by reference but not fully quoted. It refers to those parts of the document that are not entered in the law papers in its original form but it’s presence is noted by including the term brevitatis causa. Brevitatis causa are the other documents that are part of the case. It is to avoid the reprint of the contents in a new document that the lawyers use the term referred to for their terms and held to be incorporated herein for the sake of brevity.