Real Life Dictionary of the Law: Taking the Mystery Out of Legal Language

Hill, Gerald N., Hill, Kathleen Thompson

Published by General Pub Group, 1997
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Synopsis: Defines hundred of common legal terms from abate and bad faith to waive and zoning

From Booklist: The press release for this specialized dictionary opens with the observation, "If you own a television set, you cannot escape the law." Simpson, Bobbit, Fleiss, and the Menendez brothers have all gotten high ratings at the electronic hearth. Real Life Dictionary, written in reader-friendly style, was created to demystify legalspeak. The authors, compilers of the Real Life Dictionary of American Politics [RBB O 1 94], are determined to bridge the gap between lawyers and laypeople.

The definitions of more than 3,000 terms may be as short as 10 words (e.g., emolument: n. salary, wages and benefits paid for employment or an office held; in fee, simple: adj. referring to holding clear title to real property) or in excess of 150 words (mechanic's lien, bigamy, negligence). Many definitions include examples, such as the one for the term innuendo: "Mayor Joe Alabaster was paid $100,000 by the Hot Springs Water Company, when it was known that Hot Springs was bucking for a contract with the city." Randomly sprinkled among the definitions are quotations from such individuals as John Locke and Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone. The final 40 pages of Real Life Dictionary consist of seven appendixes, such as the U.S. Constitution, "Major Supreme Court Decisions," and "Legal Trivia."

This source is reminiscent of such titles as Plain Language Law Dictionary (Penguin, 1981), with its simply written definitions, but is a bit more breezy and humorous in style. It will not replace standard legal dictionaries such as Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2d ed., Oxford, 1995) or American Law Dictionary (ABC-Clio, 1991). At $19.95, it will serve as a contemporary adjunct to these titles in public libraries. For small libraries with limited funds, this title is not in the "must have" category.

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Publication Date: 1997
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