Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases (8ed Supplement 3)

Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases
Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases (8ed Supplement 3)
Greenberg, D
Sweet & Maxwell

The ability to define words and phrases precisely is critical for any lawyer.

Stroud’s Judicial Dictionary allows the practitioner to have quick access to the exact, authoritative meaning of terms.

This three-volume work provides definitions of words and phrases in various legal contexts. Wherever appropriate direct quotations from decided cases are included for greater ease of research.

  • Provides the judicial definitions of terms or words established in decided cases or statute
  • An authoritative guide to the present construction of words and phrases occurring in legislation, decided cases and other legal documents
  • Sets out, where applicable, the evolution of a term’s meaning
  • Assists practitioners in construing legislation and other documents or in the drafting of documents
  • A practical source of guidance for the setting out of definitions of particular concepts in the drafting of contracts and other legal documents
  • Comprehensive coverage across three volumes of terms from the obscure to the every day
  • Includes both historic and modern terms
  • Where a term is used in a number of legal areas the entry is broken down and sub-divided to ensure ease of use
  • The text is regularly updated via supplementation
  • Linked and common terms are cross-referenced ensuring different words or usage of words are covered
  • Also includes references to definitions contained in statutes
  • Entries are reviewed and examined to ensure the work remains relevant for modern research

The third supplement has a good crop of new and unusual defined terms, including - angiography, angioplasty, control survey, deep geothermal energy, gopher, honey, long waves, lucy box, micawberism, paedophile manual, putcher rank, spam, tax avoidance, turpitude.  It also contains the latest instalment of long-running definition sagas, including - aggrieved, beneficiary, building, capacity, clearly, continuous, credit, damage, dependant, dwelling, employment, goodwill, habitual residence, home, house, likely, manifest, necessary, ordinary residence, penalty, possession, proceedings, publish, reasonable, repair, supplementary, trade, under, and violence.

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