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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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He discovered the briefcase missing on May 15 when he pulled up at Warwick Services.
I can't believe that he was allowed to keep locked briefcases in his cell.
It might have been a foreshadowing of a heel turn, which could begin by Becky grabbing the briefcase through some unethical means of her own.
Celebrating its centenary this year, Korchmar is regarded as one of the finest makers of briefcases in the US.
She had gone to Lofou to show the house to the 25-year-old who posed as a prospective tenant and left the briefcase in her car.
The Saudi passenger was on his way to the airport with a friend late at night and forgot his briefcase in the taxi," said Rahma Al Shamsi, Assistant Director General of Sharjah Transport.
Seraphin contacted him later in the day and told him he was successful in stealing the briefcase, the police report said.
The briefcase was in a conservatory at the back of the house, which was broken into between 11pm on Sunday and 3am the following day.
The surprised staff members didn't need an appraiser to tell them the jewellery-stuffed briefcases far exceeded the 335 dollars limit on gifts federal employees are allowed to accept, Politico reports.
The court heard how on April 18 this year, two police officers saw Hopkins walking down the road with a briefcase.
A businessman, clearly delighted to be on his way home after a long week, was gaily swinging his briefcase as he hopped off the train.
Laptops in a thin satchel or slimline briefcase will be considered a personal item but those in a larger computer bag or bulkier briefcase will be counted as a piece of cabin baggage.