Brief

Brief is British slang for a lawyer, especially a barrister.
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brief

[adj] - of short duration or distance 2. [adj] - concise and succinct 3. [n] - a document stating the facts and points of law of a client`s case 4. [n] - a condensed written summary or abstract 5. [v] - give essential information to someone
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Brief

Written instructions given to the supplier or suppliers before commencement of a project. This document details the project objectives, reporting procedures, timescales etc.
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brief

In law, the written instructions sent by a solicitor to a barrister before a court hearing. Traditionally, in the UK, briefs are tied with red tape and the barrister writes the outcome of the case...
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Brief

The document that describes your requirements with regard to your business needs now and in the future. (See Action 5)
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Brief

Written instructions to counsel to appear at a hearing on behalf of a party prepared by the solicitor and setting out the facts of the case and any case law relied upon
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Brief

Brief adjective [ Middle English bref , French brief , bref , from Latin brevis ; akin to Greek ... short, and perhaps to Sanskrit barh to tear. Confer Breve .] 1. Short in duration. « How brief the life of man. Shak. » ...
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Brief

Brief adverb 1. Briefly. [ Obsolete or Poetic] « Adam, faltering long, thus answered brief . Milton. » 2. Soon; quickly. [ Obsolete] Shak.
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Brief

Brief (brēf) noun [ See Brief , adjective , and confer Breve .] 1. A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words. « Bear this sealed brief , With winged hastle, to the lord marshal. Shak. » « And she ...
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Brief

Brief transitive verb To make an abstract or abridgment of; to shorten; as, to brief pleadings.
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brief

1. A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words. 'Bear this sealed brief, With winged hastle, to the lord marshal.' (Shak) 'And she told me In a sweet, verbal brief.' (Shak) ... 2. An epitome. 'Each woman is a brief of womankind.' (Overbury) ... 3. An abridgment or concise statement of a client's case, made out for the instruction of...
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brief

little adjective of short duration or distance; `a brief stay in the country`; `in a little while`; `it`s a little way away`
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brief

noun a document stating the facts and points of law of a client`s case
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Brief

• (a.) A writ; a breve. See Breve, n., 2. • (a.) 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. • (n.) A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable con...
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brief

(from the article `diplomatics`) ...such as ad perpetuam rei memoriam (`that the matter may be perpetually known`) in the superscription. Yet another new papal document appeared at ...
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brief

in law, a document often in the form of a summary or abstract. The term is used primarily in common-law countries, and its exact meaning varies ... [1 related articles]
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brief

brief 1. Of short duration, quickly passing away or ending. 2. Occupying a short time when speaking or reading; consisting of few words, short, concise. 3. A short statement or account of something that is, or might be, more fully treated; an abridgement, epitome, abstract, summary. 4. A letter of the pope to an individual or a religious community ...
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Brief

A written argument furnished to the court which sets forth the pertinent facts of the case or motion being tried or heard and the laws applicable to it.
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Brief

(n) Brief is the summery statement containing the foundation of arguments, counter arguments, facts of the case, law applicable to the case etc which provides an overall and handy representation to the judge or the persons concerned about the case or issue.
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brief

1) n. a written legal argument, usually in a format prescribed by the courts, stating the legal reasons for the suit based on statutes, regulations, case precedents, legal texts, and reasoning applied to facts in the particular situation. A brief is submitted to lay out the argument for various petitions and motions before the court (sometimes call...
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Brief

In English law, a brief is a memorandum of instructions, concisely expressed, drawn up by an attorney for the guidance of the barrister, containing a statement of the facts, points of law, etc. to be developed and expanded before the court, or to be used in the cross-examination of witnesses.
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Brief

BRIEF by Solution Systems Inc. is a highly flexible, full-screen editor and macro generator designed for use with dBase or high-level languages such as C, Pascal, and COBOL. You can customise the editor by reconfiguring your keyboard, changing the command functions, and creating new commands as needed. BRIEF for OS/2 runs in OS/ 2 protected mode to...
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Brief

the instructions from a client to a consultancy, or directions communicated within a PR agency.
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Brief

[architecture] An architectural brief is a statement of a client`s requirements, which form the basis for appointing an architect. The brief describes the requirements that need to be reconciled and accommodated, and is developed first as a design which is submitted for approval, and subsequently constructed as a building or other structure...
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Brief

[law] A brief (Old French from Latin `brevis`, short) is a written legal document used in various legal adversarial systems that is presented to a court arguing why one party to a particular case should prevail. In England and Wales, the phrase refers to the papers given to a barrister when they are instructed. ==Language== ==Function== The...
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