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Words & Phrases Referencer

About the Author

R.S. Kadakia, B.Com, FCA, was a partner in M/s S. R. Batliboi & Associates, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global. He has written a number of books, including the following:
  • 'The Law and Practice of Tax Treaties: An Indian Perspective' (2008) published by CCH
  • 'Amalgamation of Companies’ (1994) published byTaxmann
  • 'Master Guide to Income-tax Act' (from 1991 to 2012) published by Taxmann

He was actively involved in conceptualising and creating WPR. He is in charge of updation of the product.

He was assisted by Aditya Bhatt, BLS LLB, Maitri Naik, ACA (2013-14), Pooja Punjabi, ACA , Shaishavi Kadakia, BLS LLB & Solicitor and Harshil Parekh (2013).

What it is

  • The Referencer is an online law lexicon containing:
  • (a) the meanings of various words, phrases and maxims;
  • (b) observations of the Courts explaining the relevant words and phrases;
  • (c) the context in which these words or phrases are used (titled as "For the purpose of");
  • (d) case and its citation;
  • (e) selected important definitions from some Indian statutes;
  • (f) observations from selected Circulars / Instructions issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes;
  • The Referencer has more than 4600 words and phrases with approximately 13500 entries including more than 5100 from Supreme Court.

Benefits / Features

  • Quick access to the meaning of various words or phrases
  • Single point source of various cases which explain a particular word
  • Reduced time in accessing a particular word or phrase
  • Usable at any web enabled place at any time
  • Section reference gives idea of the context in which a particular word or phrase is explained.
  • Regular updation with more words and phrases


• Shri Vijay C. Daga, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India (Former Judge, Bombay High Court)

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Who may use

  • • Judges
  • • Tribunal members
  • • Revenue officials
  • • Legal officials of the Government and other statutory authorities
  • • Legal officers of Corporates
  • • Legal practitioners
  • • Tax professionals
  • • Law students

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