7th ed

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTK.EDU
Sun Nov 14 12:23:30 UTC 1999

On Sat, 13 Nov 1999, Fred Shapiro wrote:
>I thought the deficiencies of the pre-Bryan Garner editions of Black's
>were obvious and well-known.

Oh, I agree. But since Black's was the best law dictionary available, we
(especailly law students) did not dwell on them. We were very grateful for

>of what is said to be law -- Anglo-Saxon law, Hindu, Japanese, Jewish,
>Greek, Spanish, French, Roman, canon, ecclesiastical, civil, and something
>called 'Old European' law," "disembodied snatches of law French and
>Latin," "claptrap from the feudal system ... the armor, the weapons, the
>ancient customs.

Thank you for citing your J. article. And for info re editions 1-4.


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