A law dictionary for the 21st Century!

As the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses, Nolo now offers students, accountants, paralegals, and everyone whose work or life is touched by the law, a complete and up-to-date legal dictionary—designed for the palm of your hand.

Edited by a team of lawyers with expertise in all the vital areas of the law, Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary contains nearly 4,000 legal terms defined in everyday, understandable language. You’ll find both the legal standards—Latin terms, courtroom jargon, contract basics—and newly minted terms that reflect the ever changing language of the law today. What does it mean to get “dooced”? Do you need that “pre-dup”? Had a run-in with a “patent troll” lately? Nolo is committed to finding and defining the latest twists in legal language that have entered our daily conversations—important words not found in other legal dictionaries. Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary is both authoritative and friendly, but it is not your grandfather’s law dictionary.

Main Application Features:
• Contains nearly 4,000 terms with definitions. That is every term & definition found in the print version of Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary
• Easy, powerful, and flexible search capability.
• Browse by first letter of term
• Suggest a word: think we’ve missed a word? Suggest one with the click of a button.
• No internet connection required for dictionary use!

Reviews of The Print Edition:
“A unique combination of carefully researched legal scholarship and contemporary, real-world references.”
Sheldon Siegel, New York Times bestselling author of Judgment Day

“Explains thousands of common legal terms in a way anyone can understand.”
Roderic Duncan, retired California Superior Court Judge

“As a useful and often fascination reference book, Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary clearly defines basic legal terms, elusive Latin phrases, the most up-to-date legal slang and arcane oddities. I highly recommend it.”
Chuck Marcus, Head of Reference, University of California Hastings College of the Law Library, Northern California Association of Law Libraries member

What's New

Version 2.0.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements. Thanks for using Nolo's Plain English Law Dictionary!

Ratings and Reviews

quiktripper ,

Doesn't do anything

Just their logo... I don't know if this is a scam or it's just broken, but just downloaded it and all I got was a yellow page with the nolo log... Thx for wasting my time

Bp190g ,

Great layman legal dictionary

Great easy to understand

Ken NYC ,

Good company, but horrible interface

Nolo is generally an excellent company. But this app is a horrible piece of crap. The single most important thing in a dictionary app is the interface. (The quality of the content runs a close second.) The interface here is a user-hostile piece of crap -- clearly designed and programmed by someone who has never used an iPhone.


Internet Brands, Inc.
10.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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