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LAW 73840 Originalism Seminar (Prof. Garnett & Judge Thapar): Dictionaries & Definitions

Contemporary Dictionaries

Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, 415-424 (Appendix A), "A Note on the Use of Legal Dictionaries" (2012) reprinted in 16 Green Bag 2d 419 (2013).

 

Hesburgh Libraries' Reference Online LibGuide: Dictionaries includes links to:

  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
  • Database of Latin Dictionaries
  • Thesaurus.com

 

Additionally, you can locate print copies of individual dictionaries by name via the Kresge Law Library catalog.

For example:

Historic Dictionaries

Historic editions of many dictionaries are available by name through America’s Historical Imprints, Gale Primary Sources and The Making of Modern Law and other databases listed on the Core Databases page of this LibGuide.

 

For example:

 

For assistance, please contact the research librarians at the Kresge Law Library by email: AskUs@nd.edu.

Dictionary Images

"A Note on the Use of Legal Dictionaries" (2012) reprinted in 16 Green Bag 2d 419 (2013).

 

Ash, J., New and Complete Dictionary of the English Language (1775).

 

 

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