Garners Dictionary of Legal Usage by Bryan Garner

Garners Dictionary of Legal Usage

byBryan Garner

Hardcover | July 3, 2011

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This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position onlegal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions and leading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references toguide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of lawand mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legalwriting in a logical, clear, and error-free way.

About The Author

Bryan Garner is the award-winning author or editor of more than 20 books. He is a prolific lecturer, having taught more than 2,500 writing workshops since the 1991 founding of his company, LawProse, Inc. His works include Garner on Language and Writing, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (co-written with Justice Antonin Sc...

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Title:Garners Dictionary of Legal UsageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1124 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195384202

ISBN - 13:9780195384208

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third EditionPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionClassified Guide to Essay EntriesPronunciation GuideList of AbbreviationsGarner's Dictionary of Legal UsageSelect Bibliography