A Dictionary of Law (Oxford Quick Reference)

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This acclaimed dictionary is the most comprehensive of its kind, with over 4,200 concise, informative entries on all aspects of English law, with 200 entries new to this volume. The Dictionary defines all the major terms, concepts, processes, and organization of the legal system - with new coverage of important recent legislation and expanded coverage of criminology and law enforcement. International in scope, the book includes terms taken from European law, international law, human rights law, and environmental law. This edition offers highlighted feature entries that discuss key topics in detail, such as adoption law or the Terrorism Act. There is a useful Writing and Citation Guide that specifically addresses problems and established conventions for writing legal essays and reports and the book features entry-level web links which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Law companion website. This classic dictionary is an invaluable source of legal reference for lawyers, law students, and anyone else needing succinct clarification of legal terms.

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Elizabeth A. Martin and Jonathan Law are editors at Market House Books in the UK.


`Review from previous edition If legal language is a fog, this is a valuable flashlight'
Times Educational Supplement

`The entries are clearly drafted and succinctly written...Precision for the professional is combined with a layman's enlightenment.'
Times Literary Supplement

`It's like having your own lawyer on the bookshelf and is a handy aide for the professional and amateur alike.'
Northern Echo

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