Black's Law Dictionary. The making of an American standard

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This article examines the history of Black's Law Dictionary, the methods used in its creation, and its evolution. It then compares Black's with its competitors and identifies factors both inherent in the works themselves and driven by external forces that have led to today's primacy of Black's over other law dictionaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-198
Number of pages24
JournalLaw Library Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2011


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