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The most widely cited law book in the world, the new 11th edition of Black's Law Dictionary is a must-have for legal bookshelves

Black's Law Dictionary, Pocket Edition, 6th

Considered one of the most valuable reference tools available to the legal community, Black's Law Dictionary, Pocket Edition provides more than 21,000 clear, concise, and precise definitions for more than 15,000 terms. This is the essential companion to the full 11th edition of Black's, containing all the commonly used terms from that edition. As a standalone tool, this pocket edition includes a dictionary guide and the complete U.S. Constitution. Black's is cited by judges and lawyers more than any other legal dictionary, comes recommended by law faculty, and is available in this pocket format and in a variety of other useful editions.

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Format: Book - Softbound
Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2021
ISBN: 9781731931610

Black's Law Dictionary, 11th edition

For more than a century, Black's Law Dictionary has been the gold standard for the language of law. Today, it's the most widely cited law book in the world. By Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner, the world's leading legal lexicographer, the 11th edition is the most authoritative, comprehensive law dictionary ever published.

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Format: Book - Hardbound
Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2019
ISBN: 9781539229759

Black's Law Dictionary, Deluxe, 11th

Black’s deluxe edition, with a premium faux leather cover and thumb cuts for fast look ups, contains more than 55,000 terms, earliest usage dates, pronunciation guide, Latin maxims with index, a 1,000+ source bibliography, and 6,000+ quotations.

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Format: Book - Hardbound
Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2019
ISBN: 9781539229766

History of Black's Law Dictionary

  • Founded by Henry Campbell Black
  • First edition published in 1891 by West Publishing Company
  • In 1990, the Centennial Edition prefaced the first mention of online legal search through Westlaw
  • In 1999, Bryan A. Garner became editor in chief of the seventh edition, making dramatic updates to prior work