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Legalese

Slang; technical jargon used by attorneys that is often beyond the comprehension of the nonlawyer.

States enact "plain English" laws that require the translation of legalese into everyday language to permit consumers to understand thei insurance policies, deeds, mortgages, leases, credit card financing agreements, and other legal documents.

legalese

n. slang for the sometimes arcane, convoluted and specialized jargon of lawyers and legal scholars.

legalese

noun language of the law, lawyer's lannuage, legal language, legal parlance, legal usage, legal writing, the legal profession's language
See also: jargon

legalese

the language used by the legal profession, a term now used pejoratively.
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Another frequent device for drafting in legalese is the use of the expression "provided, however, that.
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Committee member Dennis O'Sullivan wanted a neutral third-party to translate the report's legalese and provide a reality check - so when the study says a new 7,500-ton-per-day transfer station would have a ``less- than-significant impact'' on traffic in the area, he'll know whether that is really true.
Officials have hid behind legalese, and so the Amish have reluctantly turned to petition drives and court challenges-just the kind of engagement with the modern world they were trying to avoid by seeking traditional work.
The offer document was full of legalese, jargon and incomprehensible sentences, further alienating supporters.
Despite the serious legalese deployed in Jolie's agreement, it appears few opted to sign it as written.
They are not experienced 'insurance' people, they don't know the legalese.
When you distill the legalese, the CAN-SPAM law provides some pretty common-sense ground rules for practicing e-mail marketing.
95 but, Kelly said, applicants save money by not hiring a lawyer to translate the form's legalese.
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The speech dealt with a topic that called for a lot of academic jargon and legalese," says James.