briefless

[ breef-lis ]
/ ˈbrif lɪs /

adjective

having no brief.
having no clients, as a lawyer.

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Origin of briefless

1815–25; brief (noun) + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM briefless

brief·less·ly, adverbbrief·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for briefless

briefless
/ (ˈbriːflɪs) /

adjective

(said of a barrister) without clients
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