Webster's New World Law Dictionary
by Jonathan Wallace , Susan Ellis Wild
ISBN 0764542109 (0-7645-4210-9)
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Softcover, Webster's New World, 2006
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Book summary: The Plain-English Legal Dictionary for Anyone Who Wants to Understand the Often Incomprehensible Terminology
Law has a language all its own. Webster's New World Law Dictionary translates it clearly. Written in plain English, it's much easier to understand than typical legal documents. It's up-to-date and comprehensive, with:
* Clear, concise, and accurate definitions of more than 4,000 legal terms
* Coverage of terms from all areas of law, including criminal law, contracts, evidence, constitutional law, property law, and torts
* Common abbreviations, foreign words and phrases, and a full copy of the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights and all subsequent amendments
* Definitions of newer terms such as alternative minimum tax, three strikes law, and assisted suicide
In addition to those in the legal field, this desk reference is invaluable to journalists, researchers, lay people dealing with legal issues, and even those who simply want to use legal terms correctly in order to make their points more convincingly.
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