|English: A multi-volume Latin dictionary (Egidio Forcellini: Totius Latinitatis Lexicon, 1858–87) in a table in the main reading room of the University Library of Graz. Picture taken and uploaded on 15 Dec 2005 by Dr. Marcus Gossler. Español: Diccionario de latín (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Here are some new legal terms that are being used that you may or may not have heard of out there.
1. Benchslap - According to Urban dictionary
A benchslap is when a judge humiliates an attorney, insults another judge, or reverses a lower court in a particularly demeaning manner. A judicial bitch slap, if you will. This term was popularized by David Lat of AboveTheLaw.com
2. Litigatrix - Again, coined by David Lat of AboveTheLaw.com and defined by Urban dictionary as a hot female litigator - a combination of female litigator and dominatrix.
David, you seem to be on a roll. Although I didn't see a definition for the last neologism "judicial diva" I'm sure we can all just use our imagination.