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Words and Phrases®

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Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2002-2023
Service #: 22024007
Sub #: 21024007
Publication Frequency: Updated annually
Update format: Pocket parts

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Words and Phrases®



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This product is a multi-volume set containing judicial definitions, from both state and federal courts, of words and phrases, arranged alphabetically. Definitions may pertain to statutory language, court rules, administrative regulations, or business documents, among other sources. Each definition contains a citation from the court that provided the definition. Each definition is also classified by West's attorney-editors to the West Key Number System®. Through pocket part supplementation, all new judicial constructions and interpretations of words and phrases are promptly supplied as they become available from the courts.


  • Provides an alphabetical list of judicial definitions of words and phrases
  • Contains definitions provided by both state and federal courts
  • Classifies definitions to the West Key Number System
  • Includes pocket part supplementation that captures recent judicial definitions