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Law: Legal Dictionaries

Guide to finding and using information supporting learning and research in Law.

Legal dictionaries

Legal dictonaries are useful tools when researching the law. There are two broad categories of legal dictionary – the “glossary” and the “judicial dictionary”.


Glossaries explain the meaning of legal terms, including Latin words and phrases.

Judicial dictionaries

Judicial dictionaries give the meaning of words as defined in legislation and interpreted by judges and give references to relevant cases and statutes.

Video: Finding a legal definition

Key legal dictionaries

Other legal dictionaries

You can search for other legal dictionaries using SUPrimo:

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