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Brief vs. Record

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Briefadjective

Of short duration; happening quickly.

‘Her reign was brief but spectacular.’;

Recordverb

To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.

Briefadjective

Concise; taking few words.

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

Recordverb

To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.

‘They longed to see the day, to hear the larkRecord her hymns, and chant her carols blest.’;

Briefadjective

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

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

Recordverb

To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events.

‘Those things that are recorded of him . . . are written in the chronicles of the kings.’;

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Briefadjective

(obsolete) Rife; common; prevalent.

Recordverb

To reflect; to ponder.

‘Praying all the way, and recording upon the words which he before had read.’;

Briefnoun

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

Recordverb

To sing or repeat a tune.

‘Whether the birds or she recorded best.’;

Briefnoun

(legal) An answer to any action.

Recordnoun

A writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts or events, is recorded; a register; as, a record of the acts of the Hebrew kings; a record of the variations of temperature during a certain time; a family record.

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Briefnoun

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

Recordnoun

An official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the receiver of taxes.

Briefnoun

A position of interest or advocacy.

Recordnoun

Testimony; witness; attestation.

‘John bare record, saying.’;

Briefnoun

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

Recordnoun

That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial.

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Briefnoun

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

Recordnoun

That which has been, or might be, recorded; the known facts in the course, progress, or duration of anything, as in the life of a public man; as, a politician with a good or a bad record.

Briefnoun

A short news story or report.

Recordnoun

That which has been publicly achieved in any kind of competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race.

Briefnoun

undershorts briefs.

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

Recordnoun

anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events;

‘the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques’;

Briefnoun

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

Recordnoun

the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had;

‘at 9-0 they have the best record in their league’;

Briefnoun

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

Recordnoun

an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport);

‘he tied the Olympic record’; ‘coffee production last year broke all previous records’; ‘Chicago set the homicide record’;

Briefnoun

(slang) A ticket of any type.

Recordnoun

sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves

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.’;

Recordnoun

the sum of recognized accomplishments;

‘the lawyer has a good record’; ‘the track record shows that he will be a good president’;

Briefverb

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

Recordnoun

a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted;

‘he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court’; ‘the prostitute had a record a mile long’;

Briefadverb

Briefly.

Recordnoun

a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone;

‘Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'’; ‘his name is in all the recordbooks’;

Briefadverb

Soon; quickly.

Recordnoun

a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction;

‘they could find no record of the purchase’;

Briefadjective

Short in duration.

‘How brief the life of man.’;

Recordverb

make a record of; set down in permanent form

Briefadjective

Concise; terse; succinct.

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

Recordverb

register electronically;

‘They recorded her singing’;

Briefadjective

Rife; common; prevalent.

Recordverb

indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments;

‘The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero’; ‘The gauge read `empty'’;

Briefadverb

Briefly.

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

Recordverb

be aware of;

‘Did you register any change when I pressed the button?’;

Briefadverb

Soon; quickly.

Recordverb

be or provide a memorial to a person or an event;

‘This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps’; ‘We memorialized the Dead’;

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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