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Jurisprudence: Law: interpretation & meaning

Subjects: Law, Philosophy

Edited collections on the topic

Legal Dictionaries

Don't rely on a standard language dictionary: there are specialist works
English law dictionaries are shelved at KL41 & they have new editions quite regularly.
Well respected multi-volume examples are Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law & Stroud's judicial dictionary of words and phrases (Holders of an Oxford SSO can consult these via Westlaw UK see link below)

There are shorter ones too - eg Osborn's concise law dictionary or Collins dictionary of law

How to read a legal text?

Subject searches to try in SOLO

Law -- Interpretation and construction

Law  - Language

Semiotics (Law)
Semantics ( Law )

Statutory Interpretation

This is considered in the guide to legislation - click on link below

Online sources