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Law - Beginning Your Research

How to do legal research.


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Subjects: Law

Words & Phrases

Words & Phrases sets

  • give the meaning of words and phrases that have been judicially interpreted or legally defined in court and administrative tribunal decisions
  • show the context in which a word or phrase has been judicially defined, by including
    • relevant excerpt from the decision
    • case citation

In addition to using words & phrases sets for definitions, when appropriate consult:

  • Legislation (definitions section and text of relevant statutes/regulations)
  • The relevant Federal or Provincial Interpretation Act

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