Black's Law Dictionary

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For more than a century Black's Law DictionaryŽ has been the standard for the language of law. Today it's the most widely cited law book in the world. Edited by Bryan A. Garner, the 9th Edition is the most comprehensive law dictionary ever published. It contains more than 45,000 terms, alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms, and West key numbers. Includes 2,000 more terms than the 8th Edition and 19,000 more terms than the 7th Edition Includes the date when selected terms were first used in English-language contexts, especially in judicial opinions Offers heightened accuracy-more than 200 lawyers around the country reviewed terms Includes definitions of more than 1,000 law-related abbreviations and acronyms Provides nearly 3,000 quotations drawn from sources over five centuries.

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About the author (2009)

Bryan A. Garner is president of LawProse, Inc., and Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. The editor-in-chief of "Black's Law Dictionary", Garner is the author of several best-selling books, including "Garner's""Modern American Usage" and, with Justice Antonin Scalia, "Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts" and "Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges".

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