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Black's Law Dictionary, Abridged, 9th 9th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0314265784
ISBN-10: 0314265783
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Product Details

  • Series: Black's Law Dictionary
  • Paperback: 1418 pages
  • Publisher: West; 9 edition (June 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0314265783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0314265784
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 28, 2001
Format: Paperback
The point of contention which normally arises in a discussion of this Pocket Edition of Black's Law Dictionary is the price. Many other products exist which are less than half the $ price tag.
The only response is that these other books are a waste of money. Dollar for dollar there is no better option than this near perfect book. The months of preparation by renowned lexicographer Bryan Garner (author of the Dictionary of Modern American Usage), along with legal librarians and any number of other professionals and assistants have created a volume that will serve the law student especially well.
The relief of not carrying the full dictionary in their backpacks is worth the students' money. And every student should own both a full and a pocket dictionary. These are indispensable tools.
If you are not going to carry Black's Pocket Dictionary you are better off using the full 7th edition available (maybe) at the reference desk of your law library. Save your money.
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Format: Paperback
I have yet to come across a legal term that is not in this dictionary. I find it useful for pretty much all of my law classes. I think this is a tool for every law student, paralegal, or anyone in the legal profession in general. It's an awesome desk reference & includes all of the Latin terms that I could not find in similar dictionaries. Be warned: it is the abridged version, but it is still huge!
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I agree with the other review of this edition I see here--there are some serious formatting problems with this particular electronic edition. It is very difficult to find the definition one is looking for in this Kindle edition--paragraph and page breaks, and, in particular, breaks between separate definitions, are missing or are not in the proper places.
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By A Customer on August 24, 1999
Format: Paperback
Black's Law Dictionary has come in handy on many occassions, especially during Debate meets. It is considered the most reliable source for definitions concerning the debate topic.
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Format: Hardcover
This is the 2nd Edition and as such it is over 100 years old. Many of the definitions are badly outdated and laws as well as case law have changed dramatically since its publication. If you are a law student you need to buy the current edition of Black's Law Dictionary. Using the 2nd edition for school will only hurt you in your studies. I have the 6th edition at home which was the 100 year anniversary of the books publication and the book I used in law school. The preface states that there were over 5,000 definition changes to reflect the state of case law from the 5th edition. I could not begin to guess how many changes there has been since the 2nd edition was published and the publication of the 10th edition. If you are doing historical research this is a great book to learn the legal mind and state of the law in 1910.
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This is the best of the legal dictionaries. It is much better than Barrons. I bought a copy as a first-year law student, and still keep it with me. Highly recommended.
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This review is for the kindle version of Black's law dictionary (Kindle Fire) and not Black's law dictionary itself. The kindle version is impossible to use. The text is completely jumbled with no spaces in between definitions, making them all run together. In addition there is no way to search other than the text search on the kindle, making it very difficult and time consuming to find the definition that you are looking for.
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This Dictionary! This is by fas the best dictionary and probably the only one you will ever need! It is of great help for those that are and are not in LAW. Great delivery, great seller, fast service and recommended reading for everyone! Thank you!!!
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