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brief

(bref) [Fr. bref fr L. brevis, short, brief, a catalogue]
1. A condensed legal argument in legal format and style.
2. A written or spoken summary of an important or complex topic; an abstract.
3. To make a written or spoken summary of.
4. To conduct a short session of instruction or preparation for a person, crew, or staff on how to accomplish an upcoming operation.
See: debrief
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Seraphin told him about $3,000 was in the briefcase and he offered to give Mr.
One way to attract attention is to delve into a crowded briefcase (people can't resist squinting at someone else's belongings).
John Hostettler of Indiana had apparently forgotten that the weapon was in his briefcase and it was detected by airport officials at a security checkpoint as he prepared to board a US Airways flight.
Wise has always been one of the boys and he still comes out for a beer with us, but we just make him leave the briefcase at home.
The size of the 10 pack appears 25% bigger than a typical 12 pack, and the plastic handle completes the Briefcase image," adds Neuner.
The briefcase was eventually returned to Britain by the Spanish authorities and scientists proved its contents had been tampered with by intelligence experts.
It was sometime after 11pm Pillans found his briefcase was missing.
The gang rummage through his briefcase left on the ground and discover his cell phone and dirty little secrets Murray hides from his pregnant wife, such as his taste for young hookers and illicit drugs.
The fascinating World War II diary, which recalls bombing raids on Aberdeen, had been lying forgotten in a briefcase.
Director of Nursing (DON) Sharon Kowalczyk, RN, C, arrives at Fort Collins [Colorado] Good Samaritan with a packed briefcase, box of dog biscuits, and mismatched footwear.
Do you come home from meetings with your briefcase stuffed with paper - travel receipts, phone messages, meeting notes, business cards, promotional information and other readinq material?
and the driver jumped out to hand over a briefcase stamped Deputy PM and ER.