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Not a reference book reliable enough to refer to,
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This review is from: A Dictionary of Law (Oxford Paperback Reference) (Paperback)
This book is OK, but ultimately the definitions are not very good, and actually are wrong in some marked instances. If you put the definitions into the internet, you'll always be better, so even with it being cheap, it's basically worthless.
More disappointingly, the definitions don't go on to prescribe usage of the words, or usage in a legal context. There are lots of words which are legally related, but are more procedural, but these pad it out a lot, but aren't worth noting down. It would be like having a sports dictionary which mentioned a thousand makes of football. The best example was "person". It completely avoids the legal definition, and so, also avoids the whole aspects of you having a person, etc..
This is one of those things which you could buy, go to use once, become thoroughly annoyed as you probably could have written a better definition yourself, then never see any need to look at again, apart from to annoy yourself.