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English definition of “brief”

brief

noun (INSTRUCTIONS)    /briːf/
[C] UK a set of instructions or information: [+ to infinitive] It was my brief to make sure that the facts were set down accurately.Instructions and orders [C] legal a document or set of documents containing the details about a court caseCourt cases, orders and decisions
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