Barron's Law Dictionary

Barron's Law Dictionary

by Steven H. Gifis

Paperback(Seventh Edition)

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The latest edition of Barron’s Law Dictionary is updated with new and revised definitions and is a quick reference guide for law students and legal professionals. It features definitions for more than 5,000 terms and is updated to include recent modifications in federal and state law.

This pocket-sized guide features:

  • Nontechnical, legally accurate language
  • Terms documented with citations
  • Pronunciation guide and a table of abbreviations
  • Coverage of civil procedure, commercial and contract law, constitutional law, criminal law, property law, and torts

This title is also available in a larger size with bigger type (9780764143571).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438006956
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 162,094
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Barron's Law Dictionary 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 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.
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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