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Definitions of brief

  1.   A writ; a breve. See Breve, n., 2.
  2.   A brief statement of a law- case.
  3.   ( of clothing) very short; " an abbreviated swimsuit"; " a brief bikini"
  4.   Soon; quickly.
  5.   concise and succinct; " covered the matter in a brief statement"
  6.   A short statement of a case for the instruction of a lawyer.
  7.   Concise; terse; succinct.
  8.   A document used to submit a legal contention or argument to a court. A brief typically sets out the facts of the case and a party's argument as to why she should prevail. These arguments must be supported by legal authority and precedent, such as statutes, regulations and previous court decisions. Although it is usually possible to submit a brief to a trial court ( called a trial brief), briefs are most commonly used as a central part of the appeal process ( an appellate brief). But don't be fooled by the name -- briefs are usually anything but brief, as pointed out by writer Franz Kafka, who defined a lawyer as " a person who writes a 10, 000 word decision and calls it a brief."
  9.   a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
  10.   Briefly.
  11.   A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words.
  12.   An abridgment or concise statement of a client's case, made out for the instruction of counsel in a trial at law. This word is applied also to a statement of the heads or points of a law argument.
  13.   Short in time or space; quickly passing; concise; limited.
  14.   To shorten; to make a shortened statement of.
  15.   Briefness.
  16.   of short duration or distance; " a brief stay in the country"; " in a little while"; " it's a little way away"
  17.   Short; concise; condensed.
  18.   An epitome.
  19.   Short: concise.
  20.   Any short statement, as of a law- case; an epitome.
  21.   To make an abstract or abridgment of; to shorten; as, to brief pleadings.
  22.   give essential information to someone; " The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"
  23.   A short account of a client's case for the instruction of counsel: a writ: a short statement of any kind.
  24.   To epitomize; abridge.
  25.   Short in duration.
  26.   a condensed written summary or abstract
  27.   Rife; common; prevalent.
  28.   A short statement, especially of a client's case for the instruction of counsel in conducting it; a writ summoning a man to answer to any action; a letter patent, authorizing a collection of money in churches for any public or private purpose; a papal letter. In brief, in a few words.
  29.   A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable contribution of money in churches, for any public or private purpose.
  30.   A writ issuing from the chancery, directed to any judge ordinary, commanding and authorizing that judge to call a jury to inquire into the case, and upon their verdict to pronounce sentence.
  31.   An abridged writing; an epitome; short written instructions to counsel in conducting a case before a court of law.

Quotes of brief

  1. In brief Western democracy, as other political models, is not exportable to all regions of the world. – Omar Bongo
  2. Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period of my life was not of reckless drug use, hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion, of a little experimentation of a darker side of my confusion in a confusing world, lost in the midst of finding my identity. – Jennifer Capriati
  3. His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine. – Thomas A. Edison
  4. A brief visit to Nepal started my insatiable love for Asian art. – Richard Ernst
  5. It's a difficult job to do, but that is why we do it. Only so many people can do it. But it, it enables you to... for a brief period of time to kind of get away. You have to go back and deal with, but it's a good escape. – Brett Favre
  6. I will be brief Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down. – Gene Fowler
  7. Never thank anybody for anything, except a drink of water in the desert- and then make it brief – Gene Fowler
  8. If Senator Kerry decides to join us for an hour, then we may only use one or two brief clips. And use the bulk of what he has to tell us as part of that program. – Mark E. Hyman
  9. There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record. – Yousuf Karsh
  10. We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism, necessary only in backward countries. – John McCarthy
  11. There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man. – Herman Melville
  12. On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant, yet this brief period when we appear in the world is the time in which all meaningful questions arise. – Paul Ricoeur
  13. In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  14. The Liberals have been pressing for the brief on the basis of which he said there was authority for war. – Clare Short
  15. When you become part of something, in some way you count. It could be a march; it could be a rally, even a brief one. You're part of something, and you suddenly realize you count. To count is very important. – Studs Terkel

Usage examples for brief

  1. After a brief absence, Fanny returned with news of my lord. ” – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. Little did I think then that in twelve brief hours he would know their reality better than I possibly could. ” – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  3. The message was brief – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. “ " That's decided," was the brief answer. ” – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  5. There was a brief or almost no struggle. ” – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  6. But no matter; lies are brief – Yolanda of Cyprus by Cale Young Rice
  7. Then the warrior whom Spotted Deer believed to be the Shawnee chief made a brief talk. ” – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  8. “ " I will be brief said Maritza. ” – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  9. “ " I know," was the brief answer. ” – Killykinick by Mary T. Waggaman
  10. There was an eye- witness to this single picture in the brief scene. ” – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. With this blank full upon her, she stood there for one brief unprecedented instant in her life, a figure without presence or effect. ” – A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life. by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  12. The brief enthusiasm died out of Dan's face. ” – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  13. In a brief time the two white men advanced to the camp. ” – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  14. Your man is certainly some brief and to the point. ” – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  15. Listen, please; I will be very brief – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  16. “ For a brief second the Indian hesitated. ” – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  17. Let me tell my story quietly to the end and I will be brief – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  18. Another time- But we must be brief – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  19. Here it is, in brief It is during a meal, somewhere or another. ” – Letters from my Windmill by Alphonse Daudet
  20. “ " Menie, dear child, has had a life bright and brief – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson

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