- a writ summoning one to answer to any action.
- a memorandum of points of fact or of law for use in conducting a case.
- a written argument submitted to a court.
- (in England) the material relevant to a case, delivered by a solicitor to the barrister who tries the case.
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Confusion,” as a NATO briefer explained Thursday, “is part and parcel of this Russian hybrid warfare strategy.Is the U.S. Enabling Putin's Invasion?|Christopher Dickey|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was George W. Bush's official briefer on the day of the 9-11 attacks.Congress Targets Leading Spy for Benghazi Spin|Eli Lake|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In practice as distinct from theory, Isocrates probably had an influence more direct and intense, but briefer.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark
The late Duke of Guise had eclipsed his glory, and in a much briefer career had exhibited much more striking tactical skill.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
This briefer story cannot but be a repetition of the facts and a synopsis of the fuller statement of them.Was General Thomas Slow at Nashville?|Henry V. Boynton
The letters of her lover were still long and frequent; hers were briefer and more subdued.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We will, struggling to be briefer, speak in her person; and indicate withal where the very words are hers, and where ours.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for brief
- to instruct (a barrister) by brief
- to retain (a barrister) as counsel
Derived forms of briefbriefly, adverbbriefness, noun
Word Origin for brief
Other Idioms and Phrases with brief
see hold no brief for; in brief.