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U.S. House Committee on Agriculture: Agriculture Glossary

No. of terms: close to 2000

Description: An outstanding reference source covering different aspects related to agriculture. “A Glossary of Agricultural Terms, Programs and Laws. A product of the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress at the request of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture.”

Example term: Farm income
Several measures are used to gauge the earnings of a farming operation over a given period of time: Gross cash income is the sum of all receipts from the sale of crops, livestock, and farm related goods and services as well as all forms of direct payments from the government. Gross farm income is the same as gross cash income with the addition of nonmoney income, such as the value of home consumption of self-produced food and the imputed gross rental value of farm dwellings. Net cash income is gross cash income less all cash expenses such as for feed, seed, fertilizer, property taxes, interest on debt, wages to hired labor, contract labor and rent to nonoperator landlords. Net farm income is gross farm income less cash expenses and noncash expenses, such as capital consumption, perquisites to hired labor, and farm household expenses. Net farm income is a longer term measure of the ability of the farm to survive as a viable income-earning business, while net cash income is a shorter term measure of cash flow.

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Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary

Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary. You may find online version of this Bible dictionary at:

Language: English

No. of terms: 2,600

Description: The Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary is originally part of “Hitchcock’s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible” published in the late 1800s and edited by Roswell D. Hitchcock, Washburn Professor of Church History in the Union Theological Seminary, New York City. With more than 2,600 entries, it comprises virtually all Bible and Bible-related proper names and their meanings. In the version made available to you here you may not only look up the names, but also do a reversed search on the definitions. [Description by Bible-dictionary.org, another site with an online version…]

Example Term 1: Jubal
he that runs; a trumpet

Example Term 2: Eladah
the eternity of God

Example Term 3: Asaph
who gathers together

Remark: The above examples are the roots of the names of my three sons 🙂

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Law.com Legal Dictionary

Law.com Legal Dictionary
Note: This is a Web edition of The People’s Law Dictionary by Gerald and Kathleen Hill.

No. of terms: 3,000

Description: The People’s Law Dictionary is regarded as one of the most comprehensive and practical legal dictionaries on the Web and is certainly a very valuable tool to decipher the legal phrases and jargon that surround us. The People’s Law Dictionary can be found on several web sites. I preferred to point out the integration at Law.com, as there you have the possibility to search for a term, search the definitions or browse the legal terminology alphabetically. If you have a website you might even want to integrate this dictionary as a service to your visitors.

Example term: plea bargain
n. in criminal procedure, a negotiation between the defendant and his attorney on one side and the prosecutor on the other, in which the defendant agrees to plead “guilty” or “no contest” to some crimes, in return for reduction of the severity of the charges, dismissal of some of the charges, the prosecutor’s willingness to recommend a particular sentence or some other benefit to the defendant. Sometimes one element of the bargain is that the defendant reveal information such as location of stolen goods, names of others participating in the crime or admission of other crimes (such as a string of burglaries). The judge must agree to the result of the plea bargain before accepting the plea. If he does not, then the bargain is cancelled. Reasons for the bargain include a desire to cut down on the number of trials, danger to the defendant of a long term in prison if convicted after trial and the ability to get information on criminal activity from the defendant. There are three dangers: a) an innocent defendant may be pressured into a confession and plea out of fear of a severe penalty if convicted; b) particularly vicious criminals will get lenient treatment and be back “on the street” in a short time; c) results in unequal treatment. Public antipathy to plea bargaining has led to some state statutes prohibiting the practice, but informal discussions can get around the ban.

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InvestorWords.com – Investing Glossary

InvestorWords.com – Investing Glossary

No. of terms: 6000

Description: InvestorWords.com is one of the website that made a specific terminology their business. You can expect from such a site that, if done well, it is to have comprehensive coverage of the terminology and to keep up with new developments and terms. On InvestorWords.com you are likely to find any financial term you are looking for. So this is a sure bookmark for all working in the fields of investment and finance.
Financial topics that are covered are Accounting, Banking, Bonds, Brokerages, Currencies, Dividends,  Economy, Forex, Futures, Insurance, Law/Estate Planning, Mutual Funds, Options, Real Estate, Stocks, Taxes and others. You may browse the financial and investment terms according to those categories.
An additional nice feature of the site is the “Word of the Day” that will be sent to your email.


Example term
: money market account
A savings account which shares some of the characteristics of a money market fund. Like other savings accounts, money market accounts are insured by the Federal government. Money market accounts offer many of the same services as checking accounts although transactions may be somewhat more limited. These accounts are usually managed by banks or brokerages, and can be a convenient place to store money that is to be used for upcoming investments or has been received from the sale of recent investments. They are very safe and highly liquid investments, but offer a lower interest rate than most other investments.

Note: Definitions on InvestorWords.com are enhanced with hyperlinks. Good feature that always helps to get into a certain area.

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