Black's Law Dictionary

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West Group, Jan 1, 2001 - Law - 796 pages
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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that define over ten thousand legal terms, and includes pronunciation guides, style and usage tags, cross-references, and the text of the U.S. Constitution.

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This is a must read if you want to have any understanding of the laws which control you. Just look up the word "Person".

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Bryan A. Garner of Dallas teaches and publishes extensively on legal language, contractual drafting, and brief-writing. He is the author of many books, including A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2d ed. 1995), The Elements of Legal Style (1991), and The Winning Brief (1999). He also serves as editor-in-chief of Black's Law Dictionary. Since 1991, Garner has served as president of LawProse, Inc., a company specializing in legal-writing and drafting workshops. He also teaches at Southern Methodist University School of Law.

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