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
References in periodicals archive ?
Overviews offer translated summaries without legalese.
Once adopted, this proposal will permit that provider to freely block, slow down or manipulate a consumers access to the internet as long as it discloses those practices no matter how anti-consumer somewhere within mounds of legalese in a new net neutrality policy.
So listen to this episode, because we talk what services will be taxed, what companies are doing about and even about the legalese that will soon be a part of everyone's life.
Judicial decisions were often written in esoteric legalese.
Legalese is one of the few social evils that can be eradicated by careful thought and disciplined use of a pen.
Summary: Protecting intellectual property (IP) rights used to mean sending a stream of intimidating letters full of legalese on law firm stationery.
Yet, by the same token, the legalese that these days must precede any printed record of the former Yippie, drug dealer, JDO activist, and pioneering garbologist's nonstop provocations should not be taken as evidence that Weberman is somehow innately any less truthful than the celebrities, political figures, and power structures that he delighted in tweaking, torturing, and maligning for the past half-century.
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.