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Black’s Law Dictionary Available on Westlaw

Black’s Law Dictionary, founded by Henry Campbell Black, is the preeminent law dictionary in the United States.

The first edition of Black’s was published in 1891. Up to the 6th edition, Black’s gave case citations for the term cited. The 8th edition introduced a unique system of perpetually updated case citations and cross-references to legal encyclopedias. Black’s is now in its’ 11th edition. To find current or past editions of Black’s, consult the Law Library’s catalog

Black’s can also be accessed on Westlaw, so you don’t need to buy it or even use the library to look up definitions.