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Canadian Legal Research Sources

Legal Dictionaries

Legal dictionaries are used to look up definitions of legal terms. Citations to primary sources of law may also be provided, indicating the origins of the definition.

There are other print dictionaries of law in print in the law library.

Legal Abbreviations

Legal abbreviations are used to shorten legal periodical titles, such as case reporters and journals. If you find a citation to a promising case or article, but you are not sure of what the reporter or journal’s full title is – look it up in a legal abbreviation listing or dictionary.

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Words and Phrases

Use these products to locate instances of words or phrases as found in case law.

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