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Published: 01 July 2011

1040 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195384208

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Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage

Third Edition

Bryan Garner

  • An essential, classic usage guide, with fascinating, informative, and lively descriptions. Earlier editions have received published accolades from throughout the world.
  • Fully revamped and expanded new edition with more than 800 new entries and new senses of existing entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations
  • Entries are full of indispensable information, from the origins of common terms to frequently misused phrases
  • Valuable resource for practicing lawyers, scholars of the law, and anyone with an interest in legal writing
  • Bryan A. Garner reaffirms his position as the foremost expert of legal usage and style

New to this Edition:

  • More than 800 new terms and new senses of existing terms have been added to this edition of GDLU
  • Existing entries have been updated with fresh writing and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions and leading lawbooks
  • Dozens of sets of near-synonyms that have long perplexed lawyers are now concisely defined and differentiated
  • For the first time ever, sources are consistently cited throughout, and a solid majority of citations are post-2000
  • Asterisks now precede words and phrases that are invariably inferior forms, making it easy for readers to tell which ones to avoid.
  • Much greater depth has been achieved in particular areas of law, such as immigration and intellectual property
  • More examples from British English sources are included, to illustrate the similarities and differences between American and British English, and to aid readers using foreign common-law sources
  • A new category, Interpretation, Modes of, outlines the theories and defines the terminology of interpretation-also known as hermeneutics
  • New preface

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