A full-length legal dictionary with over 8,500 terms, including new words not covered in other legal dictionaries.
Random House Webster's Dictionary of the Law is an up-to-date and thorough reference for students, legal professionals, and anyone who wants to understand the latest developments in Congress and the courts. The book covers an essential legal vocabulary, from historical terms in Latin and Law French to the newest terms such as cyberfraud, domestic partnership, identity theft, and racial profiling, making this book the most up-to-date legal reference available. Clear usage notes, historical notes, pronunciation notes, and helpful tips about "false friends" (words with legal meanings different from standard meanings), as well as clearly marked cross-referencing between related words, make the book easy to use.
Includes new terms not found in other legal dictionaries, but commonly encountered in reporting on legal issues. Helpful notes at important entries offer added value
James E. Clapp
About James E. Clapp
James E. Clapp, a former member of the Board of Editors of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Stone Fiske Scholar, has done professional legal work for a number of firms and has written briefs for cases brought before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Random House Webster's Dictionary of the Law by James E. Clapp