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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Soon after it shot to the top of the Apple and Google store charts this week, privacy advocates began waving warning flags about the Russian-made app's vague legalese. Word spread quickly that the app might be a disinformation campaign, or secretly downloading your entire photo album.
For example, did the agreement explain that crop failure is always a possibility, or how to deal with surplus?And just because a good contract must capture important details, it doesn't have to be complicated.Although detailed contracts mitigate against leaving out evidence that could add to, or contradict the written agreement, it is not an excuse to use excessive "legalese".
Allan Cabanlong, an assistant secretary at the ICT department, said the agency views the problem that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is facing as simply a matter of contract legalese, as there have been no noted or monitored data breaches so far.
He said Sison was 'hopeless,' while Agcaoili and Jalandoni were more difficult to talk with due to their legalese mindsets.
A handbook that is long, poorly organized and full of "legalese" is daunting for HR to update and unlikely to be helpful to employees.
Seeing Through Legalese: More Essays on Plain Language
In the preface to his third book on legal writing, and his second collection of essays on the topic, Seeing Through Legalese: More Essays on Plain Language, Joseph Kimble--professor emeritus at Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School--tells readers that he hopes we enjoy the book, learn something from it, agree with some of its ideas, and smile from time to time reading it.
Overviews offer translated summaries without legalese.
Also included is a special section on contracts that will turn legalese into plain English, allowing even the most novice of writers to be a savvy player in the publishing business.
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.
From speeches to body language, from legalese and technical writing to how the Internet changed everything, "The Handy Communication Answer Book" is informative book brings the intricacies of speaking, writing, listening, and reading into focus through its well-researched answers to nearly 800 common communication questions, such as What are some common barriers to communication?