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Black's Law Dictionary, 9th Edition

Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-314-19949-2
Pages 1920
Language English only
Price $78.50
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Editor in Chief: Bryan A. Garner.
Published by West Group (U.S.), 2009.


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Black's Law Dictionary has more than 45,000 definitions, plus almost 3,000 quotations. Alternative spellings or equivalent terms and expressions are provided for more than 5,300 terms and senses, serving a thesaurus-like function. The extensive appendix on legal abbreviations is a major addition. It's the first time such a comprehensive guide has been included in a modern law dictionary, and is an invaluable aid to the legal researcher.

Features and Benefits:
  • 2,000 more definitions than the 8th Edition
  • Includes West Key Numbers
  • Offers heightened accuracy—more than 200 lawyers around the country reviewed terms
  • Provides nearly 3,000 quotations drawn from sources over five centuries
  • Provides definitions of more than 1,000 law-related abbreviations and acronyms
  • Shows alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms
  • Includes the date when selected terms were first used in English-language contexts, especially in judicial opinions
  • Cited more than any other law dictionary
  • Extensive appendix on legal abbreviations
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