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This history of legal language slices through the polysyllabic thicket of legalese. The text shows to what extent legalese is simply a product of its past and demonstrates that arcane vocabulary is not an inevitable feature of our legal system.
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2000
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Celts, Anglo-Saxons, and Danes|
|The Norman Conquest and the Rise of French|
|The Resurgence of English|
|Talking Like a Lawyer|
|The Quest for Precision|
|The Legal Lexicon|
|Interpretation and Meaning|
|Pleadings: Constructing the Legal Narrative|
|Testimony and Truth|
|Completing the Story|
|What Makes Legal Language Difficult to Understand|
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|An Anglo-Saxon Legal Document App|
|A Case in Law French App|
|A Modern Will App|
|Excerpts from Jury Instructions App|
|Original Citibank Promissory Note App|
|Revised Citibank Promissory Note|
|Bibliography Word and Phrase Index General|