Faculty of Business and Law

Legal Resources


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DatabasesBlack's Law Dictionary

Subscription Databases
Available to Deakin staff and students. Includes Australian Legal Words and Phrases (part of LexisNexisAustralia), Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Reference Online (which includes Australian Oxford Dictionary, A dictionary of Law, A dictionary of economics, Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, Oxford companion to the High Court of Australia and Oxford guide to United States Supreme Court decisions)


A Dictionary of Law 1893
A Dictionary and Compendium of American and English Jurisprudence - definitions prior to 1900.

Duhaime's Law Dictionary
'Researched, written in plain language and provided free of charge by lawyer Lloyd Duhaime'. Organised alphabetically, this is a very useful resource.

Everybody's Law Glossary
Nolo's legal glossary

Glossary of legal terms
US based but good legal glossary

Law.com Dictionary
Search or browse this dictionary


Glossary of Family Law Terms
From Divorcelawinfo (US site).

Latin dictionaries

Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
Provides word list, grammar aid and English translations

English dictionaries

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Search within one of four Cambridge Dictionaries Online: Cambridge International Dictionary of English; Cambridge Dictionary of American English; Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms; Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs.

From the Library Spot. Includes links to online dictionaries in 130 languages, Roget's Theasaurus, a semantic rhyming dictionary, an acronym dictionary, a phrase finder, a medical terms glossary and translator dictionaries

Your Dictionary
Search over a range of dictionaries and a thesaurus. Includes language dictionaries, multi-lingual dictionaries, translation, language identifiers, 'nyms and more (include thesaurus, rhyming, phrase, pronunciation, acronym, synonym, homophone, antonym, lexicography and spalling), grammars, and specialty dictionaries (including law, business, finance, medicine, computing, gold, sports, sailing, education, space and many more).


Includes search engine, alphabetical index, categorial index, word of the day and 'fun and games' (crossword puzzles and more)



Acronym and abbreviation list
Search engine and glossary

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