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Findlaw Legal Dictionary Thomson Reuters
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Glossary United States Courts
Commonly used terms from the U.S. Courts.

Law.com Legal Terms and Definitions ALM Media Properties, LLC
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Nolo's Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions Nolo
Plain-English definitions for legal terms. Browse only.

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Dictionary of Legal Terms: A Simplified Guide to the Language of Law Barron's Educational Series
Library has 3rd (1998) edition.

A Handbook of Basic Law Terms West
Library has ©1999.

Law Dictionary for Nonlawyers West
Library has 4th (2000) edition.

Lay Words for Lawyers American Bar Association
Library has 2nd (2015) and 2008 editions.

Real Life Dictionary of the Law: Taking the Mystery Out of Legal Language General Pub. Group
Library has ©1995, 1997.

White's Law Dictionary Warner Books
Library has ©1985.