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First published in 1959, Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law is the authority to be cited and relied upon in court when establishing the definition of each expression which forms part of the fabric of English law.
Thoroughly revised and updated since the last edition in 1977, this new edition covers English law from earliest times up to the present day, providing detailed explanations of legal terms as well as their historical context.
Jowitt’s can be used as a guide to the use of appropriate terms and terminology when drafting legal documents or agreements, and to provide clarity on the intended meaning of a piece of legislation or an unclear contract clause. It provides the historical context of words and gives a distillation of legal concepts providing a first point of reference for research or for understanding an unfamiliar area of law.
Daniel Greenburg, the General Editor, is a Parliamentary draftsman at the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel and is also the editor of Stroud’s Judicial Dictionary. He has been assisted by the contributions of some seventy specialist editors in the compiling of the third edition of Jowitt’s.