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Legal Research Skills

Judicial consideration of words & phrases

The case citators listed here allow you to perform a focused search for cases that have judicially considered a specific word or phrase.

To view a dictionary definition of a word or phrase, refer to Where to start: Legal dictionaries and encyclopaedias.

Key databases for finding words & phrases judicially considered

Subscription databases

CaseBase (Lexis Advance)

  1. Type a term in the Words and Phrases Judicially Considered box
  2. Select Jurisdiction if required
  3. Click Search

CaseBase words & phrases search

Westlaw AU

  1. Under Content types, click All Cases
  2. Click Advanced next to the main search box
  3. Type a term in the Words & Phrases box
  4. Scroll up and click Search

Westlaw AU words & phrases search

Australian Legal Words & Phrases (Lexis Advance)

  1. Browse alphabetically by term, or type a term into the search box and click Search
  • Note: results also include terms that have been defined in legislation

Australian Legal Words & Phrases browse or search