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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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The property is well presented throughout and briefly comprises an entrance hall, impressive open-plan lounge to kitchen, master bedroom, study/occasional second bedroom and bathroom.
At Christmas, we briefly become different people, but we can be permanently changed by surrendering to the transforming peace of God.
There was some 150 passengers as well as some construction workers in part of Terminal A who were briefly evacuated after some construction materials caught fire.
Briefly Stated, a daywear company, will introduce Mr Men and Little Miss sleepwear and underwear, while ES Originals will produce a collection of fashion stationery, handbags, totes and backpacks.
Undoubtedly, Zirbel had a lot on his mind after briefly leaving Saugus last month with plans to transfer to Alemany before returning six days later.
Before describing briefly each contribution, it is important to define "research methods" because as Williamson, Burstein, and McKemmish (2000) pointed out, research methods and data collection techniques are sometimes difficult to distinguish.
Mark Bingham is briefly shown explaining his love for, and involvement in, a rugby league; this sets up the film's climax, in which the would-be victims form a rugby-style scrum behind a food service cart as they attack the hijackers in an attempt to retake the cockpit.
JOHN Prescott's wife Pauline smiled and briefly held his hand as they voted in local elections last night.
Raise the DB's from the side with straight arms to a position slightly above parallel to the floor, pause briefly, and then return with control to the starting position.
The voice-over, apparently from Franklin's diaries--"If the earth opens and swallows me up, this does not mean my trust in it was misplaced"--might briefly position the magnifier's user as the explorer thinking of his distant wife, or, more generally, could imply that his own demise was just one of a lineage of losses in the common adventure of love.
The first chapter divides Arab immigration into four periods and discusses briefly Mexican immigration policy.
In this article, we briefly report our prospective study of middle turbinate resection during endoscopic sinus surgery.