Meaning of briefless in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbriːflɪs/


British Law
  • (of a barrister) having no clients.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘There were those controlled by instructions, for example, the briefless barrister recruited for the work.’
    • ‘Michael is a briefless solicitor afraid of commitment to his girlfriend.’