Philippine Online Law Dictionary

The Philippine Online Law Library contains definition of terms and phrases used in the Philippine legal system, based on laws, administrative issuances and jurisprudence.



The source (in parenthesis) of the definition is included for easy reference. A definition based on jurisprudence may not completely follow the arrangement of words or sentences as appearing in the actual decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, but great effort is made to be faithful to the language and meaning of the decision.

It is an ambitious collaborative project that will take years to be established. Still, we have to start somewhere. If online research tools, like repositories of jurisprudence, are partly taking the place of traditional sources, a Law Dictionary for the Philippines should also go online.

This project has just started, so please do not expect this to be exhaustive. Not yet. (Note: This project has been suspended.)