Is Black's law dictionary available online?
An online version of the tenth edition can be accessed through the paid Westlaw legal information service
. The second edition of Black's Law Dictionary (1910) is now in the public domain and can be read online for free (see External Links below.)
What are some common legal terms?
Defining 10 Commonly Used Legal Terms
- Plaintiff – the person that initiates a lawsuit against someone else.
- Defendant – the person, company, etc., that a lawsuit is brought against.
- Deposition – a statement under oath, taken down in writing, to be used in court in place of the spoken testimony from a witness.
How do I cite Black's Law Dictionary?
Example: Replevin, Black's Law Dictionary (10th ed. 2014)....The citation should include the following:
- Title of entry (italicized or underlined)
- Title of dictionary (italicized or underlined)
What is the best Black law dictionary?
Black's Law Dictionary, 11th edition
Garner, the world's leading legal lexicographer, the 11th edition is the most authoritative, comprehensive law dictionary ever published.
What is a person Black law dictionary?
A man considered according to the rank he holds in society, with all the rights to which the place he holds entitles him, and the duties which it imposes
. ... A human being considered as capable of having rights and of being charged with duties; while a “thing” is the object over which rights may be exercised.
Who wrote the Oxford dictionary of law?
About the Author Jonathan Law
has worked in reference publishing for nearly 30 years and is a director of Market House Books Ltd. He is the editor or co-editor of several other books in the Oxford Quick Reference series, including A Dictionary of Finance and Banking and A Dictionary of Business and Management.