Black's Law Dictionary / Edition 8

Black's Law Dictionary / Edition 8

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by Garner, Bryan A. Garner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314158634

ISBN-13: 9780314158635

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: West Academic

For more than a century Black's has been the gold standard for the language of law. Today it is the most widely cited law book in the world. Edited by Bryan A. Garner, the world s leading legal lexicographer, the 9th Edition is the most authoritative, comprehensive law dictionary ever published. It contains more than 45,000 terms and includes: 2,000 more terms than…  See more details below

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For more than a century Black's has been the gold standard for the language of law. Today it is the most widely cited law book in the world. Edited by Bryan A. Garner, the world s leading legal lexicographer, the 9th Edition is the most authoritative, comprehensive law dictionary ever published. It contains more than 45,000 terms and includes: 2,000 more terms than the 8th Edition and 19,000 more than the 7th Edition including click fraud, Code Adam, collaborative law, ecoterrorism, environmental tort, friendly subpoena, happy-slapping, honor crime, secret detention, Schumer box, and super precedent. The date when selected terms were first used in English-language contexts, especially in judicial opinions. Heightened accuracy having more than 200 lawyers around the country reviewed terms. Definitions of more than 1,000 law-related abbreviations and acronyms. Almost 3,000 quotations drawn from sources over five centuries. Alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms and West Key Numbers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314158635
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
1364
Product dimensions:
9.82(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.74(d)

Table of Contents

Some of the new terms appearing for the first time:

Amber Alert
Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
antispamming law
aspirin wars
autonomy privacy
Baumes Law
Border and Transportation Security
Directorate
Bush doctrine
chad
Child Online Protection Act
cyberpiracy
cyberterrorism
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
digital signature
e-contract
e-money
ethnic cleansing
grandparent rights
hot-potato rule
inscrutable fault
internally displaced person
Lemon test
mahr
Miller trust
Munchausen syndrome by proxy
mutual-fund wrap account
opt-out class
Outer Space Treaty
prophylactic cost
repressed-memory syndrome
reverse Jencks material
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
stealth juror
Strategic National Stockpile
terrorism insurance
Vaughn index
zero-tolerance policy

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Black's Law Dictionary 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As student intending to become an attorney or paralegal, this book is a cornerstone that will be used and referred to for many years. A great hint for a Christmas present if you are a student. If you want one to throw in a backpack, get the paperback - it's lighter - but if you appreciate the feel and heft of a truly fine book, this one is for you.
Froggy_Girl More than 1 year ago
I must say that the dictionary was indeed easy to use and extremely helpful in writing up my cases. I find that the dictionary is the one book that every Lincoln Douglass debater must have in their library. The book is also useful when looking at the Supreme Law of the Land for it has a copy of the Constitution that was also helpful. All in all I say that the format and structure of the dictionary was by far one of the best that I have seen and I am greatful that I bought it.
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Josie7 More than 1 year ago
Excellent reference for anyone who wants a general understanding of legal terms.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent resource. Helps clarify many legal terms. Every law student and lawyer should have a copy.