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The Bouvier Law Dictionary, Quick Reference

Stephen Sheppard


  • ISBN: 9781454818366

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    Derived from the famous 1853 law dictionary used by Daniel Webster, Abraham Lincoln, and Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., The Bouvier Law Dictionary Quick Reference has been brought completely up-to-date by a distinguished and widely-published legal scholar and teacher. Steve Sheppard, with law degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities, brings his scholarship, international practice, and litigation experience to bear in making the famous text as relevant today as it was when it first broke ground in American law. Definitions derived from contemporary as well as classic sources give the reference book its depth and authority. Building on Bouvier's structure and entries, Professor Sheppard has added thousands of new terms and rewritten many original definitions. 8,500 short definitions explain more than 11,200 words and phrases, giving readers a general understanding of a term when a quick grasp of a concept is required. Each entry is written to be understood by the modern student, argued by the modern lawyer, and cited by the modern judge. An intuitive structure and thorough cross-referencing makes the first complete revision of this essential dictionary in more than a hundred years accessible and easy to use.

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    Page Count 688
    Published 06/11/2012
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    Summary of Contents

    Welcome to the Bouvier Law Dictionary

    How to Use the Bouvier Law Dictionary Compact Edition

    The Order of Words and Phrases

    The Bouvier Law Dictionary Project

    The Entries, A-Z

    First Appendix: The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

    Second Appendix: Justices of the United States Supreme Court

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