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Legal Words You Should Know by
Call Number: online through eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Publication Date: 2009
This book defines 1,000 essential words from the worlds of civil law, estates, lending, and elder affairs.
Black's Law Dictionary, Standard Ninth Edition by
Call Number: Drinko reference KF156 .B53 2009; South Charleston Library Reference KF156 .B53 1990
Publication Date: 2009; 1999; 1990
The standard dictionary for legal terms and phrases.
Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations by
Call Number: Drinko reference KF246 .B46 1993
Publication Date: 1993
Book includes an extensive range of acronyms & symbols found in reporters, law reviews, and other legal works.
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law by
Publication Date: 1996
A convenient, comprehensive guide to the language of law. Over 10,000 entries. Includes pronunciations, example phrases, and usage notes.