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Hornbook

A primer; a book explaining the basics, fundamentals, or rudiments of any science or branch of knowledge. The phrase hornbook law is a colloquial designation of the rudiments or general principles of law.

A colloquial reference to a series of textbooks that review various fields of law in summary, narrative form, as opposed to casebooks, which are designed as primary teaching tools and include many reprints of court opinions.

hornbook

noun abstract on the law, analysis, annotated text, capitulation, capsule, compendium, condensation, desk book, digest of the law, discourse on the law, dissection, dissertation on the law, encyclopedia, excursus, exposition, manual, manual of instruction, pandect, primer, recapitulation, review, study, study book, text, textbook, topical outline, treatise, treatise on the law

hornbook

(US) a student textbook, as opposed to a treatise for practitioners.
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In 1959, Beulah Folmsbee, while working for the Horn Book Magazine, addressed some commonly posed questions about the origin of the magazine's name and the nature of hornbooks in her publication A Little History of the Horn-Book (8).
The digital Concise Hornbook Series enables law students to use study guides in ways they never have before.
In The Hornbooks of Rita K his story develops by accretion, or the slow process of sedimentation, as Raymond shuffles Rita's poems and his commentary into piles.
Popular hornbooks get cited in legal briefs and court decisions.
We spend countless thousands of hours moving pages from right to left and left to right, with our noses stuck inside textbooks, treatises, hornbooks, and whatever else publishers can bind in time for us to read before we graduate.
Despite this recent interest, the three major hornbooks and treatises on the First Amendment and the Constitution still do not have an index listing for true threats.
In law school, students are always directed to hornbooks to supplement the case-study method.
Kirkpatrick on one of the premier evidentiary hornbooks, Evidence: Practice Under the Rules, Third Edition.
And who among us doesn't know that he's authored treatises and commentaries, and hornbooks, and handbooks, and handouts--paper too voluminous to be carried even by several extremely able-bodied persons?