Lawyer's Latin (Hardback)
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DescriptionUpdated and expanded, this invaluable reference book was originally written as an aid for those disadvantaged by the deteriorating standing of Latin in our education system and by its use as legal terminology. Professional and comprehensive, yet lighthearted, it is immensely readable and has assumed a readership far beyond the lawyers for whom it was primarily designed to assist. All those interested in or curious about Latin may like to dip in to discover such particularly succinct phrases as uberrimae fidei (of the utmost [good] faith), in tenebris (in the dark), doli capax (capable, legally, of wrong or fraud) or mala fide (in bad faith). Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language will experience considerable difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles, statutes and in decisions of EC institutions and even falling from the lips of renegade judges. When Latin brings progress and comprehension to a halt, what then? Reach for "Lawyers' Latin".
- Published: 28 September 2007
- Format: Hardback 144 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780709082774 ISBN 10: 0709082770
- Sales rank: 82,613
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Reviews for Lawyer's Latin
A vade mecum
This is a really useful tool for anyone who studies law or who works in the legal profession; a well-written and very informative companion book that transcends the notion of a traditional dictionary. It features the most important and most frequented Latin words and expressions, but instead of a simple translation the author uses his experience in the legal profession to offer insightful commentaries, case examples and advice that never goes amiss. It is also an extremely entertaining book and if you find yourself reading it just for fun, there is no need to feel alarmed. The smart hardback edition renders it resilient to wear-and-tear and its small size makes it easy to carry it around in your bag. A must-have for law students (undergraduate & postgraduate), professors, lawyers, paralegals, court clerks and of course judges. by Georgia