DICTIONARIES

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For a commentary on the use of dictionaries by the Supreme Court of the United States, see Keven Werbach's essay.

Generally speaking, the older the dictionary, the more likely the true legal meaning of the word. Newer dictionaries tend to be skewed to reflect the policies of the powers-that-be rather than the law. For an extreme example of a dictionary that has succumbed to such pressure, see dictionary.law.com

See Dictionary Re-Definition for a commentary about changing dictionaries to suit the wishes of government.
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Webster's 1828
Merriam-Webster Unabridged
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2.2 GB
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Burn, A New Law Dictionary
Williams Law Dictionary
Bouvier Vol 1 A Law Dictionary
Bouvier Vol 2 A Law Dictionary
Holthouse A New Law Dictionary
Bouvier, A Law Dictionary
Scott Military Dictionary
Abbott Vol 1 of 2
Abbott Vol 2 of 2
Rapalje Vol 1 A Dictionary of American and English Law
Rapalje Vol 2 A Dictionary of American and English Law
Bouvier Vol 1
Bouvier Vol 2
Stroud 2 Vol 1
Stroud 2 Vol 2
Stroud 2 Vol 3
Mozley Whiteley Law Dictionary
Stimson Vorhees A Concise Law Dictionary of Words Phrases
Thomson Dictionary of banking
Cahill The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary

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