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Burton's Legal Thesaurus, Fourth Edition Paperback – December 11, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0071472623 ISBN-10: 0071472622 Edition: 4th

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  • Series: Burton's Legal Thesaurus
  • Paperback: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 4 edition (December 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071472622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071472623
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This twentieth-anniversary edition of a standard source adds more than 1,000 terms relating to electronic commerce, intellectual property, and other recent developments. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"It's the "lawyer's Roget's" "In the legal community, absolute understanding is the measure of perfection...It is through the use of such a tool as the Legal Thesaurus that one may find the precise term to fit the nuances of a particular situation." - William O. Douglas, Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1939-1975 "Comprehensive, up-to-date, easy-to-use..." - American Bar Association Journal "Given the popularity of plain-language laws, Legal Thesaurus could just be the book to own" - U.S. Law Week" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This thesaurus is a great reference tool for legal writing.
J.L. Populist
Time is precious to a law clerk and/or judge so, when a brief reads well and stands out, it is likely to engender more thought and consideration by the court.
B Bard
Well, this is one 5-star Legal Reference; Will'm Burton, you did good!
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Andrew T. Berkowitz on June 17, 2000
Format: Hardcover
"Good luck," my employer wished as he handed me a plane ticket and a tome of a background packet. I was leaving on a critical six-week business trip to an alien state in the midwest. No problem - except that five days prior the law review had accepted me as one of three evening division 2Ls for candidacy and my first case abstracts were due in twenty days. Hmmm . . .
From my hotel room, I scanned, identified, analyzed, condensed, reviewed, and rewrote the abstracts. Then did it again. And again. And again. But I was missing something. I was missing that "oomph" that propels a reader when reading legal material. And I didn't know what to do.
I decided to take a "creative" break down at the local (bookstore). Of course, I immediately gravitated to the law section of the store and, before you could say "double espresso, please," I had found it! Burton's Legal Thesaurus.
I opened the pages and my heart fluttered. Over 5,000 entries, legal synonyms for any legal term that came to mind, definitions, an overview of federal "plain language" requirements, associated legal concepts, and the list goes on! I wiped away a tear.
I rushed back to my hotel room and my fingers began flying over the laptop. My abstracts sang with power and precision! I could feel the reader compelled - nay, helpless - to turn the page! Burton's Legal Thesaurus had saved the day! I was now a jurisprudence scholar!
Eh, not really. But it really helped out when I didn't have access to my usual materials. However, one thing of which I can assure you, I'll be using this thesaurus for the rest of my career.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have found that at this stage in my career, (1993 graduate) I really no longer have any need for looking up the definitions of legal words. I pretty much know the definition of most legal words, certainly all of the ones in my field. However, whether I am writing a Registration Statement, a Coverage Letter or even just a Memo to File, I constantly find myself in search of just the right word which accurately describes the point I am trying to communicate. Other times I might be trying to figuring out a new way to reiterated the same point in a document without sounding repetitive. Especially now with the SEC's new "Plain English Rules" in effect, attorneys are required to relay information to investors in fewer pages, while making the information easier for investors to understand. To put it bluntly, I find Burton's Legal Thesaurus to be an indispensable tool in the lawyers arsenal. No lawyer, paralegal, law student, law professor or judge should be without one.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
Burton's Legal Thesaurus (3d Edition) is an excellent legal reference tool that lawyers, law students, legal researchers, legal writers, and law librarians must have on their bookshelf. It is an effective tool for identifying legal synonyms and related terms. Because of the shift from arcane legal writing to plain language, legal writers will find this source to be useful in writing clear and concise legal documents. It provides alternative or similar terms that will aid in researching in electronic sources. The format of the book is excellent; it has an index which allows you to cross-reference terms to the main entry which provides the definition of a term as well as additional information.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 2003
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Next to case law, I find Burton's Legal Thesaurus indispensible in writing appellate briefs. I only wish it were available in a downloadable form for use with my word processing program.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Febbo on September 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is the legal thesaurus that all my law professors suggested. So far it has been very helpful in research and writing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael D. Chlanda on May 7, 2007
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This book, now in its fourth edition, is an essential companion to Black's Law Dictionary, Garner's Legal Usage book, and other essential legal reference books. Great for law students, lawyers, judges, paralegals/legal assistants, and just about anyone else dealing with legal language. This book gives alternatives to stilted, overused, and misused, language. Worth the price (especially if one compare it on a site like Nextag, Shopzilla, and others).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 12, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Burton's Legal Thesaurus is an invaluable writing tool, and a "must have" for any law school student who wants to get ahead. Burton's Legal Thesaurus should sit right next to Black's Dictionary on the bookshelf of any serious lawyer.
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Hey, I gave this 5 stars, but one of them is missing.......... whatsup?
Well, this is one 5-star Legal Reference; Will'm Burton, you did good! I just love thesaurus anyway, and this Legal Thesaurus is GREAT! That's all I got to say. It has every term I've ever looked up; and if it didn't, it would reference you to another term like it. It is soft paperback - which I love for a reference book. I only wish it wasn't so huge cause you really have to be sitting at a desk to spend any time reading in it. It's a little awkward if you're lying in bed or in a chair with it in your lap, cause it's pretty heavy too. Well most gold is! And by that I mean this book is GOLD! Burton's Legal Thesaurus puts all the other Law Reference books to shame, hands down! At least in my opinion, it beats: Barron's Law Dicitionary (too incomplete) and 1001 Legal Words You Need to Know (a joke!). I bought all these books at the same time, and Burton's is the only one I use - the other 2 are a waste of time 95% of the time. For comparison purposes: To use one of the other 2 books would be like walking 5 miles, to a spring in the desert, when you already know there's no water in it.........

I also purchased it at a fantastically low price, and it stated "used, good condition" - and quite frankly it was in new condition, tight binding, no marks, clean pages, no bents. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. This is a book I'll never get rid of. Now I know that Burton's is a name I can trust in Legal References!!
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