Words nearby briefing
Definition for briefing (2 of 2)
adjective, brief·er, brief·est.
- 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.
verb (used with object)
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Examples from the Web for briefing
Specifically, what briefing did the flight crew receive before they went to the airplane?Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They spoke anonymously as a condition of giving the briefing.
Senior administration officials predicted easy passage of the resolution in a briefing with reporters Monday.
The police have been criticized for briefing journalists before the home-search.Sir Cliff Richard Faces Sex Assault Claim, Criticizes Police Raid On His Home|Tim Teeman|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An ISIS attack on Jordan could make an already complex conflict nightmarishly tangled, the officials added in their briefing.Israel Could Get Dragged Into ISIS’s War, Obama Admin Warns|Eli Lake|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The voice of the briefing officer was a dull hum in his ears.Breakaway|Stanley Gimble
When the briefing was over, they crowded out of the room and into the mess for hot coffee and sandwiches.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
Stan unloaded his gear in the briefing room and walked across to the colonel's headquarters.A Yankee Flier in Italy|Rutherford G. Montgomery
"Malinkoff is too deep in something to come to the briefing," Wong said.Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton
The three coal barge nurses returned to the briefing room and checked their chutes which had been discarded on the field.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for briefing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for briefing (2 of 2)
- to instruct (a barrister) by brief
- to retain (a barrister) as counsel
Derived forms of briefbriefly, adverbbriefness, noun
Word Origin for brief
Idioms and Phrases with briefing
see hold no brief for; in brief.