having no brief.
having no clients, as a lawyer.
- brief·less·ly, adverb
- brief·less·ness, noun
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How to use briefless in a sentence
Bissett was a fellow member of the Middle Temple, as contentedly briefless as himself.Uncanny Tales | Various
He was a briefless barrister of the Inner Temple, and resided with his father till the period of his death.Old and New London | Walter Thornbury
It sets forth the uninteresting fortunes of an insignificant person, one John Stiles, a briefless barrister.Reviews | Oscar Wilde
What could a briefless barrister do better than throw himself upon the law?
You think a briefless lawyer of thirty can go it alone, do you, even against the whole city government?The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him | Paul Leicester Ford
British Dictionary definitions for briefless
(said of a barrister) without clients
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