Definition of legalese
: the specialized language of the legal profession replaced legalese with plain talk — Steve Weinberg
Examples of legalese in a Sentence
I was confused by the legalese in the contract.
Recent Examples of legalese from the Web
There are a few lawsuits that appear to have been filed in court, using the appropriate legalese.
Techcrunch points out a section of legalese which indicates that prosper expects to have $500 million in loans on its site in the coming year.
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First Known Use of legalese
LEGALESE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of legalese for English Language Learners
: the language used by lawyers that is difficult for most people to understand : legal jargon
Legal Definition of legalese
: the specialized language of the legal profession
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