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Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

Australian legal dictionaries

A legal dictionary provides definitions of legal terms. It should be the first place to look when you try to understand a legal term. 

Legal encyclopaedias

A legal encyclopaedia is a good place to start researching a topic. The entries on each legal subject area will give you a summary of the law, and they will also help you identify relevant case law and legislation on the topic.

Subjects: Law