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Dictionary definition for: Brief

1. (n) a document stating the facts and points of law of a client''s case

2. (v) give essential information to someone; "The reporters were briefed about the President''s plan to invade"

3. (s) of short duration or distance; "a brief stay in the country" "in a little while" "it''s a little way away"

4. (n) a condensed written summary or abstract

5. (s) concise and succinct; "covered the matter in a brief statement"

6. (s) (of clothing) very short; "an abbreviated swimsuit" "a brief bikini"

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