Words and Phrases

Words and Phrases

Words and Phrases®

A multivolume set of law books published by West Group containing thousands of judicial definitions of words and phrases, arranged alphabetically, from 1658 to the present.

Words and Phrases is a legal research and reference work that is aimed primarily at lawyers. It was first published in 1940 and has been continuously updated since then. It contains words and phrases that have taken on special meaning in the law.

The interpretation or meaning attributed to a word or phrase in a statute, court rule, administrative regulation, business document, or agreement often determines rights, duties, obligations, and liabilities of the parties. Many court decisions are based on the meaning attributed by an appellate court to a single word or phrase. Words and Phrases allows a person to hone in on pertinent cases by selecting key words or phrases contained in a document.

Prior to the introduction of online and CDROM legal research tools, a work such as Words and Phrases played a key role in legal research by leading the researcher to a primary authority, such as a case, statute, or constitutional provision. In 1996 Westlaw® introduced Words and Phrases as part of its online service. Whenever possible, Words and Phrases entries are written in the exact language the court employed.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, he appreciated the chance effects in words and phrases that came lightly and easily into his brain, and that later stood all tests of beauty and power and developed tremendous and incommunicable connotations.
In an ins.com column '6 Words and Phrases to Retire Before 2018 Comes to a Close,' John Brandon said that 'word choice is everything in life-and in business.'
For years, I have been wasting my all the precious time by searching words and phrases people do not like to read.
(4) Comparable (by place and manner of articulation) consonants and vowels should be in identical positions in a syllable (for all test words and phrases in Russian and German);
Merge the words and phrases of all [CW.sub.i] into the DW_ Base table.
The Jazz Age, back in fashion thanks to Baz Luhrmann's remake of F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby, is responsible for dozens of popular words and phrases. Among the words chronicled by Fitzgerald are "mass media", "cold turkey" and "sub prime".
"YOLO" or "Trending" have been rolling off tongues, thanks to celebrity and popularity, and 2012 was a political year, so there was plenty of talk about a "Fiscal cliff" or how someone, or some party, decided to "kick the can down the road." Now, Lake Superior State University has said enough is enough when it comes to these words and phrases and has added them to its 2013 banned words list.
WordNet (9) is a database of words and phrases that are semantically linked to each other.
Facebook has introduced its Memology that maps the top trending words and phrases in status updates for the year.Memology, referring to the study of how Aaememes or new ideas and trends spread on the site, came about after looking at how many times each phrase occurred in profile status updates from users in the United States.After dealing with recent issues over privacy concerns, the company was quick to assure users that all personally identifiable information was removed when doing their analysis and that no one at Facebook read individual status updates.
These are some of the words and phrases that have been taken from the book 'Kick The Bucket And Swing The Cat: English Words And Phrases, And Their Curious Origins', by Alex Games priced at 9.99 pounds.