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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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Toward evening he aroused again for a brief moment.
This closing scene was brief but striking, for two trains of cars whizzed in from opposite sides, met with a terrible collision in the middle of the stage, and a general smash-up completed the word catastrophe.
A tent appeared, and pacing to and fro before it was a little sentinel, who, in a brief soliloquy, informed the observers that the elements were in a great state of confusion, that he had marched some hundred miles or so that day, and that he was dying for want of sleep.
So I, too, scratch the land with my brief endeavour and flash my name across a page of legal script ere I pass and the page grows musty.
This letter was brief enough, but it was freighted with a message of weighty import.
In the last chapter I shall give a brief recapitulation of the whole work, and a few concluding remarks.
Amid frequent and thoughtful endeavors to remember; amid earnest struggles to regather some token of the state of seeming nothingness into which my soul had lapsed, there have been moments when I have dreamed of success; there have been brief, very brief periods when I have conjured up remembrances which the lucid reason of a later epoch assures me could have had reference only to that condition of seeming unconsciousness.
A fearful idea now suddenly drove the blood in torrents upon my heart, and for a brief period, I once more relapsed into insensibility.
There was another interval of utter insensibility; it was brief; for, upon again lapsing into life there had been no perceptible descent in the pendulum.
The committee will be briefed by Higher Education Commission on the scholarship quota for veterinary education.
1989) ("This Court will not consider a new claim raised for the first time in an appellate reply brief." (citation omitted)).
* On October 2, 2018, the IADC filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Texas in support of Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

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