legalese


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le·gal·ese

 (lē′gə-lēz′, -lēs′)
n.
The specialized or technical language of the legal profession, especially when considered to be complex or abstruse.

legalese

(ˌliːɡəˈliːz)
n
(Law) the conventional language in which legal documents, etc, are written

le•gal•ese

(ˌli gəˈliz, -ˈlis)

n.
language containing an excessive amount of legal terminology or of legal jargon.
[1910–15]

legalese

language typical of lawyers, laws, legal forms, etc., characterized by archaic usage, prolixity, and extreme thoroughness.
See also: Language Style
language typical of lawyers, laws, legal forms, etc., characterized by archaic usage, prolixity, redundancy and extreme thoroughness.
See also: Law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legalese - a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
Translations

legalese

[ˌliːgəˈliːz] Njerga f legal

legalese

n (pej)Juristensprache for -jargon m, → Juristendeutsch nt
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To Microsoft's credit, it's in plain English rather than legalese.
Yet if you think you have a genuine case, regardless of the legalese they use, keep going.
By not employing an agent, Hamilton saved himself a fortune, although he had the good sense to retain his long-time lawyer, Sue Thackery, to guide him through the more obscure sections of the contract's legalese.
Even in the 21st Century, the age of wisdom, we are defeated by insurmountable legalese.
Disclose all fees proactively, ensuring that every new product offering includes an explanation of charges in plain language, rather than legalese, buried somewhere deep on the website.
We've all received that annual privacy notice from our bank, glanced at the large blocks of legalese in tiny print, and then tossed it into the trash.
Both forces have used legalese and long-winded explanations to justify their lack of information, but this is simply unacceptable.
She added that his op-ed is the latest rehash of the same legalese, distortions, and outright lies he has leveled at her for the past 20 years.
The film also depicts Ikoyo contending with the invasion of village land by a non-Maasai farmer, interrogating spies in a lawsuit, persuading mothers to send their daughters to school, navigating the legalese of an exploitative contract, and eliciting help from a renowned elder to train young warriors in the art of lion hunting.
Summary: Members of the public attending Cityscape Global who found the technical terminology and property legalese difficult to comprehend were able to have their questions answered at the stand of the Dubai Land Department, or LD.
The manipulation of the legalese of the Representation of the People Act 1951, with regard to some of its clauses concerning the disqualification of politicians on criminal grounds, was not just contemptible but also unconstitutional.
Granted, the ballot question voters approved in November comes with dizzying legalese governing how the plant can be grown and dispensed to patients.