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Best Legal Dictionary?

Best Legal Dictionary?
« on: June 04, 2004, 02:51:59 PM »
What is the best legal dictionary for a student of the law?

Garry

Re: Best Legal Dictionary?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2004, 05:35:54 PM »
Black's

Re: Best Legal Dictionary?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2004, 01:19:14 PM »
The free Black's on Westlaw.

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Re: Best Legal Dictionary?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2004, 09:43:31 PM »
so... perhaps a dumb question (definitely not my first)...

but is there any difference between the black's law dictionaries of different colors? amazon's copy has a red cover. mine has a black. both are 7th edition.

Scott

Re: Best Legal Dictionary?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2004, 12:37:07 PM »
I maay be wrong but Black's is a name not a color.  And I don't think there is any other dictionary.

Bob12

Re: Best Legal Dictionary?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2004, 07:31:48 AM »
Black's dictionary has red cover and black cover editions.

I would get whichever is the newest.


Re: Best Legal Dictionary?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2004, 11:29:48 AM »
They also have a smaller paperback for less money, and a larger, hardcover for more money.  I got the paperback for myself (cheaper and easier to carry) with the idea that if I can't find something in there, I will find the bigger one in the library.

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Re: Best Legal Dictionary?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2004, 07:20:23 PM »
They also have a smaller paperback for less money, and a larger, hardcover for more money.  I got the paperback for myself (cheaper and easier to carry) with the idea that if I can't find something in there, I will find the bigger one in the library.

My friend the long time lawyer told me not to bother with the big ones.  the small ones have almost everything you need and besides there are free online legal dictionaries.