German Legal Research Guide

This in-depth guide will help researchers navigate the German legal materials.

Dictionaries & Legal Dictionaries

Listed below is a selection of German language dictionaries available in print at the Georgetown Law Library. All are shelved in the Reference Collection on the second floor of the Williams Library.

Bilingual Dictionaries

German Language Dictionary

  • Deutsches Wörterbuch: mit einem “Lexikon der deutschen Sprachlehre,” Call No. REF PF3625 .W2 1991
    (German Dictionary with a Lexicon of German Grammar. All definitions in German—no English equivalents are given.)


German Legal Dictionaries

Some of the following dictionaries cover both law and law-related topics.

  • Creifelds Rechtswörterbuch, Call No. REF KK56 .R43 2002
    Creiefeld’s Law Dictionary
  • Wörterbuch der Rechts- und Wirtschaftssprache, Call No. REF KK56.R64 2000
    Law and Business Dictionary
  • Wörterbuch für Recht, Wirtschaft und Politik: mit erläuternden und rechtsvergleichenden Kommentaren, Call No. K52.G4 D54 2000
    Dictionary of Law, Business, and Politics: With Explanatory & Legal Commentary