The Law Library maintains the current and past editions of Black’s Law Dictionary in print; also available in the library’s Westlaw Patron Access online subscription.
Why use Black’s Law Dictionary?
“Description: For more than a century Black’s Law Dictionary® has been the standard for the language of law. Today it’s the most widely cited law book in the world. Edited by Bryan A. Garner, the 9th Edition is the most comprehensive law dictionary ever published. It contains more than 45,000 terms, alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms, and West key numbers.
If you can’t make it into the library try these resources for legal terms:
- Findlaw Legal Dictionary
- NOLO Press
- US Legal
- Legal Terminology and Definitions – Superior Court Media Relations
- Glossary of Common Terms – Superior Court Civil Department
- Glossary of Court Terms – Clerk of Court
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