Law Dictionary in Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?/in the internet?

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rowlf
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Law Dictionary in Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?/in the internet?

Postby rowlf » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:51 am

Is there a law dictionary function included in either Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?

Alternatively, and I guess additionally, what's the best free online law dictionary?

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Re: Law Dictionary in Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?/in the internet?

Postby Cardboardbox » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:56 am

Unsure about Lexis but I'm pretty certain Westlaw has one.

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Re: Law Dictionary in Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?/in the internet?

Postby rowlf » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:59 am

Cardboardbox wrote:Unsure about Lexis but I'm pretty certain Westlaw has one.


Cool thanks. I really don't want to buy a law dictionary...not only is it expensive, but it's a lot easier to search for words on some electronic device.

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Re: Law Dictionary in Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?/in the internet?

Postby Chupavida » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:08 pm

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Re: Law Dictionary in Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?/in the internet?

Postby Teoeo » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:31 pm

Lexis has one too =)

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Re: Law Dictionary in Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?/in the internet?

Postby Lucidity » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:31 pm

Really hard to miss the dictionary in lexis. Right on the top of the screen when you click research now.

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Re: Law Dictionary in Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?/in the internet?

Postby keg411 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:42 pm

So far, Google has worked fine for me :).

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Re: Law Dictionary in Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?/in the internet?

Postby rowlf » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:54 pm

A follow-up question: Any tips on teaching yourself legal jargon? I look up words I'm unfamiliar with when I see them, but any tips on committing it to memory?




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