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brief

1. Law a document containing all the facts and points of law of a case by which a solicitor instructs a barrister to represent a client
2. RC Church a letter issuing from the Roman court written in modern characters, as contrasted with a papal bull; papal brief

Brief

An early text editor for DOS programming from Borland. It provided automatic indentation and the ability to edit different parts of a source program at the same time.
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Dr Briefer and Dr Alan McElligott, from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences in London, also believe mammals may be more sophisticated than previously believed.
Since Netanyahu came to office in March 2009, he has conferred briefly with Abdullah in March and later in May in an even briefer encounter, the report said.
Winter's snows pile higher, longer,/too many beds are newly single,/and thaws are briefer.
Moms have compensated by laying eggs three days later per decade, but babies have a briefer window to grow and fledge.
The debilitating headaches were fewer and briefer in patients who received Botox injections, Allergan said last week in reporting on two advanced studies.
Utilizing instant messaging led to more conversations on the computer, but the conversations were briefer, points out R.
One of the officers involved says this is because councilors ordered their reports to be briefer.
Star turns like Martin Crowe, Mark Greatbatch and Chris Pringle have played in the Bradford League, and been absolutely brilliant in the dressing rooms, while Fleming was almost as popular as Darren Lehmann during his much briefer stint with the county.
I was having difficulty with the new version of Navy Flight Weather Briefer, so I printed my DD-175 and faxed it to a weather briefer at NAS North Island.
A few of the poems embody lengthy concepts and situations; others are briefer, yet all seize the reader's attention with clarity and resounding emphasis.
It meant Newcastle star Franc's brief moment of glory was even briefer than he could have ever imagined.
Buck'' McKeon, chairman of the House Education Committee, both enjoyed a briefer taste of ultimate power that they now must give up.