A Dictionary of Law: Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ...

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1891 - Law - 1253 pages
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Black, Henry Campbell. A Dictionary of Law. Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern. Including the Principal Terms of International, Constitutional, and Commercial Law; with a Collection of Legal Maxims and Numerous Select Titles from the Civil Law and Other Foreign Systems. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing, 1891. x, 1253 pp. Reprinted 1991 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 91-62383. ISBN 0-9630106-0-3. $195. * Reprint of the rare first edition of the classic American law dictionary, now in its seventh edition. Contains definitions of the terms and phrases of American and English jurisprudence, ancient and modern (including the principal terms of international, constitutional, and commercial law). There is also a collection of legal maxims, as well as a bibliography of the principal law dictionaries in English and other languages to 1891.
  

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A
1
B
112
C
162
D
315
E
404
F
468
G
529
H
554
O
837
P
863
Q
970
R
992
S
1056
T
1148
U
1196
V
1209

I
587
J
648
K
676
L
682
M
738
N
798
W
1230
X
1250
Y
1251
Z
1253
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