legalese


le·gal·ese

noun \ˌlē-gə-ˈlēz, -ˈlēs\

: the language used by lawyers that is difficult for most people to understand : legal jargon

Full Definition of LEGALESE

:  the specialized language of the legal profession <replaced legalese with plain talk — Steve Weinberg>

Examples of LEGALESE

  1. I was confused by the legalese in the contract.

First Known Use of LEGALESE

1914

Other Legal Terms

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