About the Open Encyclopedia

The Open Encyclopedia

Lawi’s new Open Encyclopedia allows anyone to suggest legal definitions and texts for new terms, similar to, in the case of a dictionary, the online Urban Dictionary. It differs in the fact that the legal definitions and texts in the Open Encyclopedia carefully screened and handpicked, making it more reliable and trustworthy.

Language is a living thing, and constantly changing. Open Encyclopedia features a host of current buzzwords, from neologisms to slang. Because the texts are edited by Lawi, explanations are clear and easy to understand.

Slang, Catchphrases, Acronyms, and Common Mistakes

A formal encyclopedia or dictionary will only take you so far—and will usually stop short when you need the definition of a catchphrase, buzzword, idiom, slang word, or acronym. When your dictionary fails you, take a look at alternatives, including the Open Encyclopedia.

Word Nerds

When someone uses a legal slang word or phrase (especially online) you don’t recognize, proceed directly to the Open Encyclopedia, a collaborative community effort.

It is a community-run source of definitions and texts of idioms, catchphrases, and slang.

Other resources

When it’s a string of capital letters that appears before you, the Law Abbreviations and Acronyms Finder may help you.

If you still needs more information about terms that are troublesome, Lawi offers a collectionof confusing terms grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.

Some of these words are homonyms (words that sound alike but are spelled differently) and some are just commonly confused.  Search for one confusing term or word and see what word for which it’s commonly mistaken, and see the difference between the two.

We hope you find the Open Encyclopedia useful and we look forward to your comments and feedback to make it even better.

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