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.

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.
A single + at Bing makes all the words and phrases an exact match.
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.
The words and phrases that explain and outline your message are vital.
Yet each participant readily solved mathematical problems, including those that require applying number-combination rules that the researchers view as analogous to grammatical rules for combining words and phrases.
I suppose my own generation of dance writers has contributed certain words and phrases that make the discussion of dance a little easier.
First, there are those paintings made up of casually modeled words and phrases linked by an intestine-like labyrinth of thought bubbles; these red and blue lines elaborate the innuendo and potential that create each work's particular sense of drama.
Certain words and phrases such as "Silk ties" or "Eliminate debt" appear with such frequency in spam that they can be used as excellent indicators of unwanted email.
They bring the total of Scottish words and phrases in the new edition of the dictionary to about 260.
We may assure students, though, that there is nothing to fear because the parts of speech neatly outline underlying functions to virtually all words and phrases.
Then they learned to decipher words and phrases, specially prepared for them by their teacher.