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Gale Law Thesaurus

The Gale Law Thesaurus is a subset of the master Gale Social Sciences Thesaurus in the narrower domain of the binding rules of human conduct established by authority, society, or custom. Terms related to the field of law and its sub-disciplines are also found here, including justice and administration; law enforcement and corrections; types of law, legislation, and regulation; courts, legal codes, concepts, and practices; attorneys and the legal profession. It does not include named laws or court cases.

Yale Law Library Classification

"This classification is designed solely to serve the purposes of the Yale Law School and its Library. It is published primarily for the use of the Yale Law Library staff now and in the future. In its preparation no thought was given to the question whether or not it might be adopted by other libraries. (...) The basis of procedure was that the classification should serve the Library, rather than that the Library should be bound by a preconceived theoretical classification.

Αγγλική Νομική Ορολογία

Από τα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ’60 ξεκίνησε μια προσπάθεια απλοποίησης της γλώσσας σύνταξης των νομικών κειμένων (legal drafting) στις χώρες του αγγλοαμερικανικού δικαίου (common law countries). Ιδιαίτερη έμφαση δόθηκε στην ανάγκη χρήσης απλής γλώσσας (plain language) απαλλαγμένης από πλεονασμούς και νομικίστικη φρασεολογία (legalese), ώστε τα νομικά κείμενα να είναι σαφή και κατά το δυνατόν κατανοητά ακόμη και από όσους δεν έχουν νομική κατάρτιση, χωρίς όμως να υστερούν σε νομική αρτιότητα και εγκυρότητα.

Since the mid-1960s, an attempt has been made to simplify the legal drafting language in the common law countries. Particular emphasis was placed on the need to use simple language without redundancies and legalese so that legal texts are clear and understandable even by those who do not have legal training but do not lack legal integrity And validity.