A Dictionary of Law

A Dictionary of Law

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This best-selling dictionary is an authoritative and comprehensive source of jargon-free legal information. It contains over 4,700 entries that clearly define the major terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system. Entries have been fully updated for this edition to incorporate the latest legislation, including entries on foreign national offenders, Police and Crime Commissioners, corporate manslaughter, and settlement agreements, and there is a useful Writing and Citation Guide that specifically addresses problems and established conventions for writing legal essays and reports. Now providing more information than ever before, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Law companion website. Described by leading university lecturers as 'the best law dictionary' and 'excellent for non-law students as well as law undergraduates', this classic dictionary is an invaluable source of legal reference for professionals, students, and anyone else needing succinct clarification of legal terms.
Focusing primarily on English law, it also provides a one-stop source of information for any of the many countries that base their legal system on English law.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 39mm | 508g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 0199664927
  • 9780199664924
  • 44,772

Table of contents

Preface ; Credits ; A Dictionary of Law ; Centre section: Writing and Citation Guide ; Appendix 1: Abbreviations ; Appendix 2: Online Legal Resources
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Review Text

"If legal language is a fog, this is a valuable flashlight" (Times Educational Supplement)
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It's like having your own lawyer on the bookshelf and is a handy aide for the professional and amateur alike. * Northern Echo * The entries are clearly drafted and succinctly written ... Precision for the professional is combined with a layman's enlightenment. * Times Literary Supplement * If legal language is a fog, this is a valuable flashlight * Times Educational Supplement *
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