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Black's Law Dictionary

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, 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.

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.

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, marking dramatic updates to prior work