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1. Summary of facts, findings, and objectives, prepared to give its reader a quick, overall view of an investigation, plan, situation, etc.
2. Written statement submitted to a court by each of the opposing parties, setting forth facts, laws, and precedents in support of their respective cases.

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My job was to read these huge reports and prepare a brief that everyone who didn't have lots of time to waste could read and learn what the report was about.
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The counsel needs to read the brief prior to going to the mediation hearing, as he needs to know what arguments the opposing party will make.
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I wanted to give a brief introduction as I felt if I talked too much then I would not be able to read my audience well.
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