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September 23, 2002

Harvard Law School Library, IL Dictionary, http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/research_guides/one_l_dictionary.htm

Designed to help new law students understand unfamiliar legal words and phrases frequently heard during the first few weeks of class, the IL Dictionary offers plain language definitions of such words as:

  • appellant
  • Bluebook
  • common law
  • et seq.
  • hornbook
  • nutshell
  • parallel citation
  • precedent
  • slip opinion
  • treatise

Other legal dictionaries on the web include:

Black's Law Dictionary, the much-respected classic, is available throughout the Law Library's Reading Room, on Reserve (KF156 .B53 1999), and in the Reference Office. It is also available on Westlaw (BLACKS).

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington