Definition of briefless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbriːfləs/


Law , British
(Of a barrister) having no clients.
Example sentences
  • He preferred the laid-back life of a briefless barrister.
  • When he - a briefless barrister - stepped ashore in 1839, Melbourne was little more than a huddle of huts.
  • One briefless barrister who had been watching the trial, came out with a novel.

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