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NEW LAW DICTIONARY: CONTAINING A CONCISE EXPOSITION OF THE MERE TERMS OF ART, AND SUCH OBSOLETE WORDS AS OCCUR IN OLD LEGAL, HISTORICAL, AND ANTIQUARIAN WRITERS.

Whishaw, James


Item #: 10158
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: DICTIONARIES

Whishaw, a member of Gray's Inn, set out to produce a lawdictionary in the tradition of Rastell, which would offer"the exposition of the common terms and phrases of the Law"(Preface p. vi) in a concise manner unlike the voluminousdictionaries that were being produced contemporaneously.Although intended as a simplification of terms and createdfor the young lawyer, this is by no means a dictionarymerely for the novice. Whishaw included French, Latin andEnglish words and phrases as well as "obsolete words" from"old legal, historical and antiquarian writers" and citedearly law books and dictionaries in the entries (Cowell,Blount, Hale's Pleas of the Crown, etc.).Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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