Definitions for BRIEFbrif

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brief, legal brief(noun)

    a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case

  2. brief(adj)

    a condensed written summary or abstract

  3. brief(adj)

    of short duration or distance

    "a brief stay in the country"

  4. brief(adj)

    concise and succinct

    "covered the matter in a brief statement"

  5. abbreviated, brief(verb)

    (of clothing) very short

    "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini"

  6. brief(verb)

    give essential information to someone

    "The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"

Wiktionary

  1. brief(Noun)

    An attorney's legal argument in written form for submission to a court.

  2. brief(Noun)

    A short news story or report.

  3. brief(Noun)

    A summary, pru00E9cis or epitome; an abridgement or abstract.

  4. brief(Verb)

    To knowledgeably summarize a recent development to some person with decision-making power.

    The U.S. president was briefed on the military coup and its implications on African stability.

  5. brief(Verb)

    To write a legal argument and submit it to a court.

  6. brief(Adjective)

    Of short duration; happening quickly.

  7. brief(Adjective)

    Concise; taking few words.

  8. brief(Adjective)

    Occupying a small distance, area or spatial extent; short.

  9. Origin: From brief, from brevis. Compare French bref.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brief(adj)

    short in duration

  2. Brief(adj)

    concise; terse; succinct

  3. Brief(adj)

    rife; common; prevalent

  4. Brief(adverb)

    briefly

  5. Brief(adverb)

    soon; quickly

  6. Brief(adj)

    a short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words

  7. Brief(adj)

    an epitome

  8. Brief(adj)

    an abridgment or concise statement of a client's case, made out for the instruction of counsel in a trial at law. This word is applied also to a statement of the heads or points of a law argument

  9. Brief(adj)

    a writ; a breve. See Breve, n., 2

  10. Brief(noun)

    a writ issuing from the chancery, directed to any judge ordinary, commanding and authorizing that judge to call a jury to inquire into the case, and upon their verdict to pronounce sentence

  11. Brief(noun)

    a letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable contribution of money in churches, for any public or private purpose

  12. Brief(verb)

    to make an abstract or abridgment of; to shorten; as, to brief pleadings

Freebase

  1. Brief

    A brief is a written legal document used in various legal adversarial systems that is presented to a court arguing why one party to a particular case should prevail. In England and Wales, the phrase refers to the papers given to a barrister when they are instructed.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BRIEF' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2192

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BRIEF' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2470

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BRIEF' in Adjectives Frequency: #277

Anagrams of BRIEF

  1. fiber, fibre

  2. Fiber

  3. Fibre


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