Dictionary of Legal Terms

Dictionary of Legal Terms

Updated to include new terms and to incorporate recent changes in laws and judicial interpretations, this handy dictionary: Contains over 2500 legal terms defined in clear, easy to understand English Translates “legalese” for the ...

Author: Steven H. Gifis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781438067964

Category: Law

Page: 652

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Updated to include new terms and to incorporate recent changes in laws and judicial interpretations, this handy dictionary: Contains over 2500 legal terms defined in clear, easy to understand English Translates “legalese” for the layperson Includes hundreds of examples to illustrate the definitions Is an ideal book for quick reference or to learn more about the law: Non-lawyers will appreciate the way this book cuts through the complexities of legal jargon and presents definitions and explanations that are easily understood and referenced. The terms are arranged alphabetically and given with definitions and explanations for consumers, business proprietors, legal beneficiaries, investors, property owners, litigants, and all others who have dealings with the law. Find definitions on everything from Abandonment and Abatable Nuisance, all the way through to Zoning.
Categories: Law

Dictionary of Selected Legal Terms

Dictionary of Selected Legal Terms

The terms incorporated in this new edition were chosen specifically for this purpose, and the definitions have been prepared with the layperson in mind.

Author: Margaret C. Jasper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015080828166

Category: Law

Page: 157

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When faced with legal language, does not knowing the terminology hinder your comprehension? The fully-updated third edition of The Dictionary of Selected Legal Terms is intended to reduce the complexity of legal definitions by providing clear and simple definitions of commonly used terms covering a wide variety of legal topics. The terms incorporated in this new edition were chosen specifically for this purpose, and the definitions have been prepared with the layperson in mind. This publication is a valuable resource for both non-lawyers and lawyers seeking accessible definitions to commonly used legal terms.
Categories: Law

New Insights into the Semantics of Legal Concepts and the Legal Dictionary

New Insights into the Semantics of Legal Concepts and the Legal Dictionary

This book focuses on legal concepts from the dual perspective of law and terminology.

Author: Martina Bajčić

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027266002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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This book focuses on legal concepts from the dual perspective of law and terminology. While legal concepts frame legal knowledge and take center stage in law, the discipline of terminology has traditionally been about concept description. Exploring topics common to both disciplines such as meaning, conceptualization and specialized knowledge transfer, the book gives a state-of-the-art account of legal interpretation, legal translation and legal lexicography with special emphasis on EU law. The special give-and-take of law and terminology is illuminated by real-life legal cases which demystify the ways courts do things with concepts. This original approach to the semantics of legal concepts is then incorporated into the making of a legal dictionary, thus filling a gap in the theory and practice of legal lexicography. With its rich repertoire of examples of legal terms in different languages, the book provides a blend of theory and practice, making it a valuable resource not only for scholars of law, language and lexicography but also for legal translators and students.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionary of Legal terms

Dictionary of Legal terms

Here is a fast-reference guide to legal terminology compiled especially for consumers and business people who are not lawyers.

Author: Steven H. Gifis

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 0764102869

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 244

Here is a fast-reference guide to legal terminology compiled especially for consumers and business people who are not lawyers. More than 2,000 clear and concise definitions are arranged alphabetically. They cover everything from abandonment to zoning. Examples are offered to illustrate and clarify many definitions.
Categories: Reference

Dictionary of Selected Legal Terms

Dictionary of Selected Legal Terms

The terms incorporated in this new edition were chosen specifically for this purpose, and the definitions have been prepared with the layperson in mind.

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ISBN: OCLC:741453228

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When faced with legal language, does not knowing the terminology hinder your comprehension? The fully-updated third edition of The Dictionary of Selected Legal Terms is intended to reduce the complexity of legal definitions by providing clear and simple definitions of commonly used terms covering a wide variety of legal topics. The terms incorporated in this new edition were chosen specifically for this purpose, and the definitions have been prepared with the layperson in mind. This publication is a valuable resource for both non-lawyers and lawyers seeking accessible definitions to commonly used legal terms.
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English As a Legal Language

English As a Legal Language

Anyone who finds it difficult to express legal terms in English simply looks under the general heading to find the relevant terms and their usage. This book can also be used to find explanations of words from a translating dictionary.

Author: Christine Rossini

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9041196803

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 738

"English as a Legal Language is a lawyer's plain language guide to English legal terminology. Anyone who finds it difficult to express legal terms in English simply looks under the general heading to find the relevant terms and their usage. This book can also be used to find explanations of words from a translating dictionary. Further, it is structured as a thesaurus, organized according to topic with an alphabetical index. More and more, lawyers need the English language. But attempts to convert the language to meet one's own purpose often result in misconceptions. English legal language has its roots in the Anglo-American legal tradition and the non-native speaking lawyer may have difficulty understanding a word choice in English without also seeing how it fits into legal thinking and relates to other words in the subject area as a whole. "English as a Legal Language offers a comparative lexicon of US and UK legal systems, with references to European legal systems. Special features of this work include: - The vocabulary of an entire area of law in each section; - A verb section which provides guidance on substantives, adjectives, adverbs, phrases, usage, as well as sample sentences and clues about typical mistakes; and - An index which gives an alphabetical rendition of the topically ordered definitions - essential for words that have multiple definitions. All lawyers working in English, and especially continental European lawyers, will find this book indispensable in their practices. The book is also of prime interest to business people, accountants, translators, legal secretaries and students. It will enable all practitioners and academics to express complex ideas inEnglish, to understand the intricacies of English as a legal language, and to avoid the potential mishaps, when language barriers prevent a true meeting of minds.
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Translators Law Dictionary

Translators Law Dictionary

This work presents the basic legal terminology used in the English language with equivalent terms from German, principally, and French secondarily: that is because the French term is often some cognate to English.

Author: Eric Engle

Publisher: Eric Engle

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page:

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This work presents the basic legal terminology used in the English language with equivalent terms from German, principally, and French secondarily: that is because the French term is often some cognate to English. The dictionary includes definitions in English for most, not all terms because sometimes a simple synonym suffices or the concept is obvious on sight to someone with at least the training of a paralegal. Latin and Italian terms are also occasionally represented as well. The Translator's Law Dictionary is useful to legal translators, comparative lawyers, and internationally active law firms as well as scholars of comparative and international law. While no multilingual law dictionary authored by one person in one lifetime could ever hope to be complete, this dictionary tries to present all the basics in current legal usage in the English language and equivalent concepts and terms from German and French. This dictionary has focused on the procedural and substantive facts of law, the indisipensable structural framework to any deeper discussion of the law. As well as the basics of law, this law has tried to present the essentials of commercial law: contracts, torts, corporations, and taxation. Obscure and ancient legal concepts and esoteric theoretical concepts are not discussed here, for such are rarely, if ever, used in practice. Rather, this works presents a well rounded, and reasonably complete exposition of the basic legal terminology of the world's greatest legal systems as part of the construction of the globalization of the rule of law. Thus, while practical and focused, the work also has some hopeful utility for visionaries, enabling jurists to anchor their concepts into new legal systems they will discover in the pages of this work.
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Oran s Dictionary of the Law

Oran s Dictionary of the Law

The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions.

Author: Daniel Oran

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: UCAL:B4503286

Category: Law

Page: 500

View: 947

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the student equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary. This book also works as an important reference for consumers and businesspersons to confidently read a contract, interpret a law, or talk to a lawyer.
Categories: Law

Ballentine s Legal Dictionary and Thesaurus

Ballentine s Legal Dictionary and Thesaurus

Ballentine's Legal Dictionary and Thesaurus is the ideal tool to eliminate the potential for embarrassment and confusion when dealing with the unique language of the law.

Author: Jonathan S. Lynton

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 0827365268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 770

An integration of Ballentine's Law Dictionary-Legal Assistant Edition and Ballentine's Thesaurus for Legal Research and Writing it includes correct understanding and use of legal terms, pronunciation, synonyms, antonyms and parts of speech. Key words are presented alphabetically for easy access while "see and compare" cross references direct users to related entries.
Categories: Business & Economics

Diccionario Jur dico Ingl s espa ol

Diccionario Jur  dico Ingl  s espa  ol

This is a bilingual Spanish-English English-Spanish dictionary for individuals and companies involved in international business and commerce, and for anyone who needs an understanding of legal issues across the Spanish-English linguistic ...

Author: Henry S. Dahl

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071415293

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 490

View: 461

Dahl's abridged law dictionary. With definitions from codes, case law, and statutes. Bilingual.
Categories: Foreign Language Study