Burton, William C. Burton's Legal Thesaurus

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Burton's Legal Thesaurus

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"Comprehensive, up-to-date, easy-to-use..." - "American Bar Association Journal". "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. Since 1979, "Burton's Legal Thesaurus" has been the number-one resource for attorneys, writers, and scholars in need of synonyms unique to the legal profession. This updated and expanded Third Edition adds more than 1,000 new terms, many of them relating to electronic commerce, intellectual property, and other new developments in law. It also features a new, more user-friendly format with thorough cross-referencing.

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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"

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7,000 terms, synonyms, definitions, and parts of speech related specifically to the legal profession'now newly updated and revised


For over twenty years, Burton's Legal Thesaurus has been the standard for legal professionals seeking to express their thoughts, ideas and arguments clearly and persuasively. It continues to be an essential reference tool in a field where precision and accuracy of language is vital. This newly revised and expanded third edition contains more entries than ever before, including cutting-edge terms unique to today's legal profession.


This new edition of Burton's Legal Thesaurus is an indispensable reference source for:

- Attorneys and judges, who will appreciate the timeliness of the 1,000-plus new entries

- Law students seeking familiarity with usage of a specific word or term

- Paralegals and legal aides, who spend countless hours assisting in the preparation of important legal documents

- Journalists and scholars looking for clear explanations of legal colloquialisms

- Laypersons with a thirst for knowledge of the specifics of legal expression


PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS


"Prepared by lawyers, comprehensive, up-to-date, easy to use." -American Bar Association Journal


"A tool to strengthen the lawyer's vocabulary and improve the precision of
legal writing'excellent quality and painstaking attention to detail...will doubtless become a standard reference."
-Maryland Bar Journal


"The Legal Thesaurus'might be to Black's what Roget's
is to Webster's'Given the popularity of plain language laws,
the Legal Thesaurus could be just the book to own."
-United States Law Week


"With the emphasis today on good legal writing, plain English,and consumer communications, there is a need for volumes to help lawyers to be precise with their language'The legal profession should find this volume valuable in using the exact word to convey the meaning intended."
-New York State Bar Journal


"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

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