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Standard Legal Terms Dictionary
(Latest version.,Mar. 2017 v12.0: PDF)
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Standard Legal Terms Dictionary (in list form)
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Dictionary entries in the downloadable, list-form version of the Standard Legal Terms Dictionary are organized in the following order: entry (headword), reading, translation number, translation, standards for using different translations, example of use in Japanese, example of use in English, example source, and notes (derivatives, etc.)
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