legalese

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noun le·gal·ese \ˌlē-gə-ˈlēz, -ˈlēs\

Definition of legalese

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

Examples of legalese in a sentence

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

1914

First Known Use of legalese

1914


LEGALESE Defined for English Language Learners

legalese

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noun le·gal·ese \ˌlē-gə-ˈlēz, -ˈlēs\

Definition of legalese for English Language Learners

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


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legalese

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noun le·gal·ese \ˌlē-gə-ˈlēz, -ˈlēs\

Legal Definition of legalese

  1. :  the specialized language of the legal profession


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