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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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After the briefest chat with Sophie, Jenna packs her bags and heads for pastures new.
After the briefest chat with Sophie (you couldn't really call it a heart-to-heart) Jenna packs her bags and heads for pastures new.
Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr put in only the briefest of appearances in this uneventful and overlong drama.
Looking more like a headband, the briefest of fronts tapers to a wire that tucks between your cheeks and holds everything together.
Moscrop signed off with a successful nap and the briefest of mentions that it would be his final piece.
At the end, Victoria appeared on stage for a couple of seconds and gave the briefest of smiles.
But I have to think of her and her feelings for me, She would want me be to be strong, With only the briefest moments of sadness.
The book offers only the briefest acknowledgement that each set of the toys comes with directions at all.
eddie HoWe, who had the briefest of playing careers at portsmouth, has emerged as a surprise contender for the managerial vacancy there.
SPEEDO swimming trunks have become an unlikely fashion hit this summer, with an increasing number of men opting for the briefest of briefs.
He did win an award, as Flat jockey of the year, and recorded the briefest of acceptance speeches on video from the Dubai course.
After the briefest of warm-ups for a match that was delayed by half an hour, the Blue Square Premier side were in dreamland when Neil Barrett put them into a 22nd-minute lead.