Butterworths Australian Legal Dictionary, First Edition
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No legal practitioner can afford to be without this publication. We live in a litigious world, and understanding the terminology is a vital first step to surviving on the legal battlefields.

Jonar Nader is the technology writer for Butterworths Australian Legal Dictionary, prepared under the General Editorship of the Hon Dr Peter Nygh and Associate professor Peter Butt. It provides practitioners, law students, and the general public with a much needed reference work.

It contains approximately 20,000 definitions across all areas of the law, complete with judicial and legislative authority. Indispensable for everyone touched by the law, the dictionary covers all the terms one needs in a uniquely Australian legal context.

The main features include:

  • Legislative and judicial authority
  • An extensive cross-referencing system
  • Explanations of well-known rules and principles of law
  • Brief descriptions of landmark decisions of the High Court of Australia
  • Biographical entries for significant legal historians, scholars, and jurisprudential figures
  • Jurisprudential and criminological terms
  • Definitions of international law terms, international treaties, and conventions
  • Translation and phonetic pronunciation of may Latin legal words and phrases
  • Old English legal terms to assist in understanding older cases and commentaries.

Published by LexisNexis

1344 pages, Hardcover

ISBN 0 409 30722 X