- having no brief.
- having no clients, as a lawyer.
Origin of briefless
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Examples from the Web for briefless
Bitter are a briefless bag, a curate's bread, a diploma that brings no fee.The Young Duke
On Tuesday, the Briefless one entered the Club with a slow and stately step.Tommy and Co.
Jerome K. Jerome
Afraid of too much work, when but for that dog he was briefless still!A Young Man's Year
The usual groups of the briefless were gathered around the stoves.
But now he is simply a briefless barrister, without a friend in the world.The Silent Isle
Arthur Christopher Benson
- (said of a barrister) without clients
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