Never again be without a legal dictionary. West today announced the release of an application that puts Black’s Law Dictionary on the iPhone and iPod touch. The app features the most recent 8th edition of the definitive legal dictionary, which is edited by Bryan A. Garner.

The iPhone edition includes more than 43,000 definitions and nearly 3,000 quotations from legal authorities spanning five centuries of jurisprudence. It features hyperlinked cross-references and audio pronunciations for some of the more difficult to pronounce terms.

The Black’s Law Dictionary app is available for purchase through the iPhone App Store for $49.99. A video featuring the app’s developers can be seen here.

  • I'd love to buy the 9th edition for my iPhone (and I'm not just saying that – I just spent a similar amount of money buying the OED for my iPhone and I love it). But I don't see the point in paying for the 8th edition unless a low-cost upgrade will be available (and West has said if they do the 9th edition for iPhone, that won't be the case).