Barron's Law Dictionary

Barron's Law Dictionary

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by Steven H. Gifis
     
 

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Updated to reflect recent modifications in federal and state law, this book is a quick-reference source for lawyers, law students, legal professionals, and interested laypersons. The author defines more than 5,000 legal terms, using nontechnical language that remains legally accurate. Terms are documented with citations and apply to civil procedure, commercial and…  See more details below

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Updated to reflect recent modifications in federal and state law, this book is a quick-reference source for lawyers, law students, legal professionals, and interested laypersons. The author defines more than 5,000 legal terms, using nontechnical language that remains legally accurate. Terms are documented with citations and apply to civil procedure, commercial and contract law, constitutional law, criminal law, property law, and torts. This title is also available in a smaller trim-size and type-size "mass market" edition.

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"The value of a good LAW DICTIONARY cannot be overstated. Most lawyers use Black's Law Dictionary for citation purposes, but this is the much better dictionary for comprehending legal terminology." -- Information Today

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ISBN-13:
9780764143588
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
186,193
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Barron's Law Dictionary 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As far as small legal reference books are concerned, this book is the bomb! The author uses his words exceptionally well, which makes his dictionary readable to laypersons, but also invaluable to those immersed in the legal world (a difficult line to straddle). It contains numerous Latin phrases and citations that give a starting place for further research, if needed. This book goes anywhere I study- it's just so dang handy! When Black's twenty pound law dictionary is just not convenient, Barron's will be there for you without a loss in informational density. And at a ridiculously inexpensive price considering what it contains, this dictionary should be required for all people remotely connected to the law.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How hard exactly is it and wat ur name
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Studying the language of law can take a lifetime, but the fundamental concepts are simple. Gifis captures this simplicity with minimal yet precise language, accessable to the common man. Gifis is an attorney (and a professor at Princton, I believe); understandably there is a small amount of 'barrister bias'. But overall, this is a fabulous resource. Whether you are buying a house, or going to court... you need this book! Thank you, Dr. Gifis!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to use