West; Standard 9th edition (June 25; 2009)
The unequaled standard for legal terminology has been Black’s Law Dictionary, which is now in its Standard 9th edition after having served as the bar for legal terminology for more than a century. It is now widely considered to be one of the most influential legal works ever written. Its influence can be seen all over the world. The 9th Edition of the Black’s Law Dictionary is the definitive and most thorough legal reference work that has ever been published. Bryan A. Garner, who is largely considered as the most accomplished legal lexicographer in the world, was the editor of this work. It includes definitions for click fraud, ecoterrorism, collaborative law, friendly subpoena, Code Adam, environmental tort, happy-slapping, secret detention, honor crime, Schumer box, and super precedent. In total, it has more than 45,000 definitions. It has 19,000 more definitions than the previous edition, which was the sixth edition, and it has 2,000 more definitions than the previous edition, which was the seventh edition. When certain terminology was first used in contexts where English was the primary language, particularly in judicial decisions, this date is referred to as the “first use date.” improved accuracy as a result of the evaluation of the words carried out by more than two hundred lawyers based in various parts of the country. The meanings of almost one thousand acronyms and abbreviations used in the legal field are provided here, along with their whole names. A little under three thousand quotations culled from sources that span the last half-millennium. There are alternative word forms and idioms that are offered for more than 5,300 words and West Key Numbers. These word forms and idioms are functionally comparable.