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Definitions of "brief"

  • Short in time, duration, length, or extent. adjective
  • Succinct; concise: a brief account of the incident. adjective
  • Curt; abrupt. adjective
  • A short, succinct statement. noun
  • A condensation or an abstract of a larger document or series of documents. noun
  • Law A formal outline listing main contentions along with supporting evidence and documentation. noun
  • Law A document containing all the facts and points of law pertinent to a specific case, filed by an attorney before arguing the case in court. noun
  • Roman Catholic Church A papal letter that is not as formal as a bull. noun
  • A briefing. noun
  • Short, tight-fitting underpants. noun
  • To summarize. verb-transitive
  • To give instructions or preparatory information to: briefed the astronauts before the mission. verb-transitive
  • in brief In short. idiom
  • A writ summoning one to answer to any action. noun
  • An answer to any action. noun
  • A memorandum of points of fact or of law for use in conducting a case. noun
  • An attorney's legal argument in written form for submission to a court. noun
  • The material relevant to a case, delivered by a solicitor to the barrister who tries the case. noun
  • A short news story or report. noun

The word "brief" in example sentences

The brief you will be making now will consist of an _introduction_, which states whatever facts and principles are necessary to an understanding of the brief, and the _brief_ itself, which consists of a series of propositions, each supporting your main contention, and each in turn supported by others, which again may each be supported by another series.. [The Making of Arguments]

Secretary Gates used the term brief pause again in his testimony.. [CNN Transcript Apr 10, 2008]

At any rate, without going into that specifically, in February he used the term brief pause.. [CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2008]

That, in brief, is the purpose of this little volume, in which Dr. Raper summarizes the results of careful studies, made by himself and Professor Walter Chivers, of the eight-four lynchings of the past five years.. [The Mob Still Rides]

What, in brief, is the operative relation between aesthetic pleasure and criticism?. [Response to Thomas Pfau]

Such in brief is the outline of the Indian State as it has emerged through the fifties.. [India and the Sixties]

Such in brief is my specification for a genus Americans, whose voice I do not hear.. [Wanted: American Radicals]

This, in brief, is the system which has been laid out for us by child experts and educators generally, and the well-to‑do parents of America have accepted it without question as the normal and natural procedure in the upbringing of their children.. [Conscripted Children]

This, in brief, is the sum and substance of Miss Stisted's indictment of Lady. [The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton]

Mr. Lowe: When what I call my brief career as a pop star ended, I found myself on sort of the scrap heap, even though I had done fairly well.. [The Rocker Who Aged Gracefully]

Ashton Kutcher has published what he calls a "brief commentary on the status of integrity of media and literature.". [Ashton Kutcher: People Can Bastardize the Truth]

While this brief is the product of a collaborative effort, for the purpose of consistency, I will refer to this brief as "the NCOWFL brief" and will attribute its authorship to Laurie Woods, executive director of the NCOWFL. back. ['Trivial Complaints:' The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S.]

O'Neill said officers had enough on Monday and took the rooster into custody after what he described as a brief scuffle.. [Rooster into Custody!!]

One of the main problems we addressed in our brief is the narrowness of existing banking legislation.. [Banking in Canada—The Next Ten Years]

In both sections of the country Baptists have well-established agencies for doing Christian work to which we call brief attention.. [An Outline of Baptist History: A Splendid Reference Work for Busy Workers. A Record of the Struggles and Triumphs of Baptist Pioneers and Builders]

Mr. Pegge's tedious dissertation, which he calls a brief one, about the foolish legend of St. George, is despicable: all his arguments are equally good for proving the existence of the dragon.. [The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4]

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