What does the word succinct mean?

Usage examples for succinct

  1. The present posture of Indian affairs, and the peculiar situation of the Indian nations east of the Mississippi, have caused that unfortunate people to be the topic of much political controversy and conversation; a succinct account of the political condition of these tribes, and of the policy which has been pursued, and which is being pursued towards them, by the executive government, may not therefore be uninteresting. – A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America by S. A. Ferrall
  2. Partly because he accounted it a crime to take longer than necessary to state your business, and partly because he had stated it so many times, he packed a succinct account of himself into comparatively few phrases. – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield