Document

Definition Document, strictly, in law, that which can serve as evidence or proof, and is written or printed, or has an inscription or any significance that can be “read”; thus a picture, authenticated photograph, seal or the like would furnish “documentary evidence.” More generally the word […]

Database

Database in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Database in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Database may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Database is a relatively new word for a collection of data […]

Library

Interlibrary Loan in Law Libraries The follow definition of Interlibrary Loan is of use in law library research: Some Law School faculty may obtain materials not owned by the Law School through this free service. The Reference Librarian will assist in this procedure. Resources See Also […]

Internet

Legal Materials Arranged by subject. Articles: To find articles on Internet hardware or software, search the LexisCommunications file (CMPCOM;COMM). C/Net rates Internet hardware, software and related products and services. See also the News section, below. Browsers: […]

Concrete

Concrete Entity in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Concrete Entity in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Concrete Entity may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Concrete entities are those one can […]

Copyright

Introduction to Copyright Copyright, branch of law granting authors the exclusive privilege to reproduce, distribute, perform, or display their creative works. The goal of copyright law is to encourage authors to invest effort in creating new works of art and literature. Copyright is one […]

Information

Spanish Translation of provide information [obligation to] This is the legal translation of English to Spanish in relation to provide information [obligation to] and / or a definition of this topic: Información (in Spanish, without translation of the dictionary entry). […]

Language

Language Language Model Syntax in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Language Model Syntax in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Language Model Syntax may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. […]

Hypertext

Hypertext in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Hypertext in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Hypertext may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Hypertext is text displayed in an interactive format so […]

Classification

Summary of Classification The process of determining which product category of the tariff schedules applies to a given imported item. There are more than 7,300 categories in the tariff schedules of the UNITED STATES (read this and related legal terms for further details) and, with very few […]

Thesaurus

A Thesaurus is an online database or a book of synonyms and near-synonyms in a written language, usually arranged conceptually, although dictionary arrangement is not uncommon. The first thesaurus of the English language, published in 1852, was compiled by Peter Mark Roget. For an online […]

Bibliography

Bibliographic Coupling in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Bibliographic Coupling in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Bibliographic Coupling may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Bibliographic […]

Record

Record in Legal Information RetrievalThe following is a basic concept of Record in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Record may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. A record (or database record) contains the description of a […]

Bouvier´s Law Dictionary Content

Bouvier´s Law Dictionary Content English and Scottish Content VIOLENT PROFITS ACTION OF ADHERENCE ACTIONS ORDINARY ADVOCATION ANN ANNUAL PENSION APPRIZING ARRESTEE ARRESTER ARRESTMENT ASSIGNATION ASSISORS ASSYTHMENT BAIR-MAN BAIRN’S PART CAUTION, TURATORY CAUTIONER CEDENT CHARGER CIRCUMDUCTION CIRCUMVENTION COURTESY or CURTESY CURIALITY CURTESY or COURTESY DECREE ARBITRAL DECREE OF REGISTRATION TO DISPONE DYVOUR DYVOUR’S HABIT EXHIBITION FACTORY … Read more

Knowledge

Knowledge in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Knowledge in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Knowledge may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Knowledge refers to what someone knows. It resides in […]

Statute

Statute as a Written Law "Statute, formal, written law enacted by a legislature, which may take the form of either an act or a resolution, as opposed to unwritten, or common, law, which is usually determined by custom or court decisions. In the U.S., federal and state statutes must […]

Indexing

Summary of Indexing

A practice employed in some countries of adjusting wages, rents, taxes, et cetera, to reflect changes in general or consumer prices. This device usually reflects a high level of domestic inflation.

(Main Author: William J. Miller)

Automatic Indexing in Legal […]

Chain

Chain Syntax in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Chain Syntax in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Chain Syntax may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Chain syntax or chain indexing is a syntax […]

Compound

Compound Term in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Compound Term in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Compound Term may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. Compound term can refer to a term […]

Annotation

Annotation in Law Libraries The follow definition of Annotation is of use in law library research: A brief description of an information source which follows a bibliographic citation. An annotation may include a summary of the key points addressed in the source, a description of the kind of […]

Manual

Style manuals in Law Libraries The follow definition of Style manuals is of use in law library research: Publications listing and describing specific guidelines for writing research articles, essays, and bibliographies. Many professional fields have their own style manuals. Style manuals are […]

Legal Writing

Exclamations By William Domnarski. He practices civil and criminal law in Southern California and is the author of four books, including Swimming in Deep Water, a collection of short essays about the legal profession. We've all wanted to do it. We've all wanted to flag phrases or sentences […]

Entry

Entry in Legal Information Retrieval The following is a basic concept of Entry in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Entry may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. In displayed indexes, an entry represents and points to a […]