Concise Law Dictionary with more than 30,000 references and entries, nearly 2500 Legal Maxims, Latin Terms and Words & Phrases specially adapted to the requirements of the Professionals and Students of LL.B., LL.M., LL.D., I.A.S., I.P.S., Students studying in Professional Courses like Chartered Accountants, Chartered Secretaries, Cost & Works Accountants, Chartered Financial Analysts and Indian Lawyers. Comprising almost all statutory definitions and judicial expositions of words and phrases, also containing terms peculiar to commerce, stock exchange, forensic medicine, mercantile, maritime and military law. Contains varied and valuable matter for the Students and Professionals. There are special terms governing customs, infinite in variety and number, which are prevalent in many parts of India. There are also phrases and words peculiar to Hindu Law, Mohammedan Law and the other personal laws. The wealth of these words has enriched, not impoverished, the legal vocabulary of Indian Jurisprudence. "Further, even a cursory reading of our law text books and reports will show that words, phrases and expressions which are peculiar to English Statutes, decisions and treatises have made their entry in Indian legal literature. It is imperative that the endless array of words and phrases emanating from diverse sources need to be explained and defined in a manner specially suited to the conditions and circumstances of our ethos. An important constituent of any dictionary is its comprehensiveness. Its value is impaired, if any word which may reasonably be sought for is not found therein. It has therefore been our aim in the compilation of this Concise Law Dictionary to present definition of legal words and phrases to the maximum extent possible and permissible, so as to enhance its utility to the students, the Judges and the practitioners alike. " Vocabulary, Complete and Comprehensive : The primary object of a dictionary being collection and not selection of words and phrases. In the collection of words, special care has been taken by us to include only those words which properly belong to the domain of law as distinguished from the domain of literature, science or art. As most of our Codes are based on English statutes or decisions, and as English Acts, decisions and Text Books are often referred to, explanatory definitions of terms of words and phrases which are peculiar to such foreign disciplines are included in this book. Quasi-legal terms relating to other branches like Science, Art and Commerce Provincial and Vernacular terms used in Revenue Records and Private Documents Obsolete words not omitted "Nature of the Definitions : The value of a dictionary also consists in furnishing a clear, full and accurate meaning comprising various shades arising out of legislative enactment, reported decisions or established usage. Legislative Definitions The definitions enacted by law are, for the most part, terse, practical, and of course, authoritative References to most of such statutory interpretations of words and phrases will be found under their appropriate titles. Judicial Definitions : Yet another feature of this dictionary will be found in the illustrative and explanatory quotations from the more outstanding judgments of Indian, English and American Courts. Adjudged Words and Phrases : What are generally termed ""adjudged words and phrases", that is, a judicial interpretation of words having no distinctive legal bearing but interpreted solely in the light of their context or use in a particular context, have also been inserted in their appropriate places." Words defined in standard legal text books : Definitions found in well known works of law, such as the works of Justice Story, Blackstone, Jarman, Williams and Russel, have also been adopted under appropriate titles. Synonyms discriminated : Wherever necessary, the more important synonyms occurring in legal phraseology have been distinguished from allied words and expressions. Legal Maxims : Inclusion of legal maxims used in our system of law which must be brought home to the judge and the lawyer alike, as also to the student of legal history or comparative jurisprudence. We have ensured that this book fulfills the true functions of a legal dictionary. It is intended to supply a key to the great works in Indian jurisprudence, and to serve as an aid to the use of those words themselves, defining and explaining the various meaning, which are or have been attached to them in our legal literature.