American English

Definition of brief noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    see also briefs
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  1. 1(law) a written summary of the facts that support one side of a legal case, that will be presented to a court
  2. 2= briefing Officials are pushing for this target to be included in the next presidential brief.
  3. Idioms
    hold no brief for somebody/something (formal)
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    to not support or be in favor of someone or something I hold no brief for either side in this war.
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