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Legal Glossary

BLG has provided the following links to glossaries of legal terms found on other websites; two of these links provide Spanish translations to English legal terms.

Disclaimer: These glossaries are NOT intended to be authoritative reference documents that state the only correct definition of a word or phrase. Regarding Spanish translations, while there are many wrong and unacceptable ways to translate a word or phrase, it is equally true that there is rarely only one correct way to translate a word or phrase. BLG did not compile these glossaries and cannot confirm the accuracy of any definition or translation.


“Glossary of Legal Terms” published on the United States Courts website.

“Legal Terms Glossary” published by the Offices of the United States Attorneys (U.S. Dept of Justice). Defining over 100 of the most common legal terms in easy-to-understand language. Terms are listed in alphabetical order. 

“Glossary of Legal (and Related) Terms and Courthouse Signs English/Spanish” published by Language Services Section Programs and Procedures Unit Office of Trial Court Services Administrative Office of the Courts, Trenton, NJ.

“Glossary of Legal Terminology - English to Spanish” published by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Superior Court Operations Division.