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brief

noun [C]     /briːf/
WORKPLACE instructions that explain what someone's work or task is: His brief was to streamline the group's financial services operation.give sb/prepare a brief We have prepared a brief for a full study by a consultant.
LAW a document that shows the facts of a legal case that will be argued by a lawyer in a court: to prepare/file/submit a brief
→ See also creative brief, design brief, watching brief
(Definition of brief noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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