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Nunavut Law Program Research Guide: Find Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Inuktitut Dictionaries

Legal Dictionaries in Print

Legal Dictionaries Online

Westlaw Next Canada

From the publisher: Words & Phrases is an editorially created product that provides researchers with an alphabetical index of judicial interpretations of words and phrases drawn from over 100 years of Canadian court and tribunal decisions. 

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Canadian Legal Words and Phrases (Lexis Advance Quicklaw)

From Lexis Advance Quicklaw: "This source contains legal words and phrases definitions that come from different reliable sources. Judicially defined words and phrases are from Canadian court decisions found in the All Canadian Judgments source and from all board and tribunal sources on Quicklaw from the year 2000 to 2005. In addition, over 9,000 caselaw definitions were added from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth dating back to the 15th century. This source also contains over 13,000 legal maxims, Latin phrases and terms defined in Canadian federal and provincial statutes, rules and regulations."

Words and Phrases Judicially Considered



The Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide (hosted by CanLII) provides a list of print and online words and phrases publications and legal dictionaries. 

Words and Phrases via ProView eLooseleaf collection (Westlaw)

Legal Encyclopedias Online