Legal dictionaries, abbreviation and citation guides

Legal dictionaries, abbreviation and citation guides

We have a list of definitions for some common legal words.

Online legal dictionaries

Macquarie University's LawTermFinder has definitions to words and phrases frequently used in Australian family law. is an American dictionary that provides definitions for legal words and phrases.

Legal abbreviations

These legal abbreviation guides provide the full names of law report series, journals and other legal publications that are used in legal citations:

Legal citation guide

The University of Melbourne’s Citation guides – Australian guide to legal citation is a standardised set of guidelines for citing legal authorities.

For more resources, search the Public Law Library Catalogue.

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