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Brief vs. Indiscretion

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Briefadjective

Of short duration; happening quickly.

‘Her reign was brief but spectacular.’;

Indiscretionnoun

The quality or state of being indiscreet; lack of discretion

Briefadjective

Concise; taking few words.

‘His speech of acceptance was brief but moving.’;

Indiscretionnoun

An indiscreet or imprudent act; indiscreet behavior.

Briefadjective

Occupying a small distance, area or spatial extent; short.

‘Her skirt was extremely brief but doubtless cool.’;

Indiscretionnoun

A brief sexual liaison.

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Briefadjective

(obsolete) Rife; common; prevalent.

Indiscretionnoun

The quality or state of being indiscreet; lack of discretion; imprudence.

Briefnoun

(legal) A writ summoning one to answer to any action.

Indiscretionnoun

An indiscreet act; indiscreet behavior.

‘Past indiscretion is a venial crime.’;

Briefnoun

(legal) An answer to any action.

Indiscretionnoun

the trait of being injudicious

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Briefnoun

(legal) A memorandum of points of fact or of law for use in conducting a case.

Indiscretionnoun

a petty misdeed

Briefnoun

A position of interest or advocacy.

Briefnoun

(legal) An attorney's legal argument in written form for submission to a court.

Briefnoun

(English law) The material relevant to a case, delivered by a solicitor to the barrister who tries the case.

Briefnoun

A short news story or report.

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Briefnoun

undershorts briefs.

‘I wear boxers under trousers but for sports I usually wear a brief.’;

Briefnoun

(obsolete) A summary, précis or epitome; an abridgement or abstract.

Briefnoun

A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable contribution of money in churches, for any public or private purpose.

Briefnoun

(slang) A ticket of any type.

Briefverb

(transitive) To summarize a recent development to some person with decision-making power.

‘The U.S. president was briefed on the military coup and its implications on African stability.’;

Briefverb

To write a legal argument and submit it to a court.

Briefadverb

Briefly.

Briefadverb

Soon; quickly.

Briefadjective

Short in duration.

‘How brief the life of man.’;

Briefadjective

Concise; terse; succinct.

‘The brief style is that which expresseth much in little.’;

Briefadjective

Rife; common; prevalent.

Briefadverb

Briefly.

‘Adam, faltering long, thus answered brief.’;

Briefadverb

Soon; quickly.

Briefnoun

A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words.

‘Bear this sealed brief,With winged hastle, to the lord marshal.’; ‘And she told meIn a sweet, verbal brief.’;

Briefnoun

An epitome.

‘Each woman is a brief of womankind.’;

Briefnoun

An abridgment or concise statement of a client's case, made out for the instruction of counsel in a trial at law. This word is applied also to a statement of the heads or points of a law argument.

‘It was not without some reference to it that I perused many a brief.’;

Briefnoun

A writ; a breve. See Breve, n., 2.

Briefnoun

A writ issuing from the chancery, directed to any judge ordinary, commanding and authorizing that judge to call a jury to inquire into the case, and upon their verdict to pronounce sentence.

Briefnoun

A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable contribution of money in churches, for any public or private purpose.

Briefnoun

a type of men's underpants without legs, fitting tightly and held by an elastic waistband; also called Jockey shorts.

Briefverb

To make an abstract or abridgment of; to shorten; as, to brief pleadings.

Briefnoun

a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case

Briefnoun

a condensed written summary or abstract

Briefverb

give essential information to someone;

‘The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade’;

Briefadjective

of short duration or distance;

‘a brief stay in the country’; ‘in a little while’; ‘it's a little way away’;

Briefadjective

concise and succinct;

‘covered the matter in a brief statement’;

Briefadjective

(of clothing) very short;

‘an abbreviated swimsuit’; ‘a brief bikini’;

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