Definition of brief:
- A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable contribution of money in churches, for any public or private purpose.
- A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words.
- 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.
- A writ; a breve. See Breve, n., 2.
- 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.
- An epitome.
- Concise; terse; succinct.
- Rife; common; prevalent.
- Short in duration.
- Soon; quickly.
- To make an abstract or abridgment of; to shorten; as, to brief pleadings.
shortened, prepare, skeleton, draft, expeditious, hurried, design, epitomize, short, flying, short-spoken, quick, plan, decrease, concise, summary, compendious, crusty, summarize, abridgment, gruff, attitude, legal brief, swift, abridge, rapid, laconic, prime, hasty, big, little, outline, hasty, lean, style, synopsis, words, epitome, sketch, picture, abbreviated, truncated, drawing, condensation, abstract, fast, recapitulate, skimpy, slight, speedy.
- disclose (part of speech: verb)
- publish (part of speech: verb)
- little (part of speech: adjective)
- publication (part of speech: noun)
- short (part of speech: adjective)
- advise (part of speech: verb)
- concise (part of speech: adjective)
- transient (part of speech: adjective)
- "Kitty's Conquest", Charles King.
- "The Fortunes Of Glencore", Charles James Lever.
- "The Stronger Influence", F.E. Mills Young.