Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of brief.
  • noun A short type of underpants worn by men or boys.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of brief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun short tight-fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts)

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Examples

  • The circuit judge I clerked for years ago agreed, refusing to even consider arguments in briefs supported only by a citation to a journal.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan “Not a Natural Academic”

  • The circuit judge I clerked for years ago agreed, refusing to even consider arguments in briefs supported only by a citation to a journal.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan “Not a Natural Academic”

  • No other court decides so few cases on the merits, with such high quality briefing (often with first rate amicus briefs as well as briefs from the parties), and such first rate legal research support (the very best and the brightest law clerks in the nation).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Scalia on Kagan’s Lack of Judicial Experience

  • Appellate counsel for both sides have done an outstanding job, resulting in briefs that have been more than ordinarily helpful to the court.

    Daily Record--Legal Currents Column

  • The circuit judge I clerked for years ago agreed, refusing to even consider arguments in briefs supported only by a citation to a journal.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan “Not a Natural Academic”

  • Sarah Palin reads Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field, because the capsule summaries of Baen Books yield the same insights as foreign policy briefs from the Heritage Foundation, but with more talking battlewagons.

    October 2008

  • Appellate counsel for both sides have done an outstanding job, resulting in briefs that have been more than ordinarily helpful to the court.

    Sometimes You Have to Laugh at the Law

  • Appellate counsel for both sides have done an outstanding job, resulting in briefs that have been more than ordinarily helpful to the court.

    Funny stuff

  • Appellate counsel for both sides have done an outstanding job, resulting in briefs that have been more than ordinarily helpful to the court.

    Sui Generis--a New York law blog:

  • Sarah Palin reads Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field, because the capsule summaries of Baen Books yield the same insights as foreign policy briefs from the Heritage Foundation, but with more talking battlewagons.

    I mean, SPECIFICALLY

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