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The Resource Lawtalk : the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions, James E. Clapp ... [et al.]

Lawtalk : the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions, James E. Clapp ... [et al.]

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Lawtalk : the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions
Title
Lawtalk
Title remainder
the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions
Statement of responsibility
James E. Clapp ... [et al.]
Title variation
Unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Law-related words and phrases abound in our everyday language, often without our being aware of their origins or their particular legal significance: boilerplate, jailbait, pound of flesh, rainmaker, the third degree. This insightful and entertaining book reveals the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions that come from sources as diverse as Shakespeare, vaudeville, and Dr. Seuss. Separate entries for each expression follow no prescribed formula but instead focus on the most interesting, enlightening, and surprising aspects of the words and their evolution. Popular myths and misunderstandings are explored and exploded, and the entries are augmented with historical images and humorous sidebars. Lively and unexpected, Lawtalk will draw a diverse array of readers with its abundance of linguistic, legal, historical, and cultural information. Those readers should be forewarned: upon finishing one entry, there is an irresistible temptation to turn to another, and yet another ."--
  • "A lively look at the history and meanings of today's legal expressions" --
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF156
LC item number
.L39 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clapp, James E.
Series statement
Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Law
Label
Lawtalk : the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions, James E. Clapp ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky239474838
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780300172461
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011032372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Lawtalk : the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions, James E. Clapp ... [et al.]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky239474838
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780300172461
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011032372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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