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legalese

Syllabification: le·gal·ese
Pronunciation: /ˌlēɡəˈlēz
 
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Definition of legalese in English:

noun

informal
The formal and technical language of legal documents that is often hard to understand.
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately, the disclosures are hard to read due to legalese and boilerplate language.
  • I guarantee it is no less full of scientific mumbo jumbo than a purchase and sale agreement is full of legalese.
  • The Supreme Court decisions that he attacks are written in difficult, if not impenetrable, legalese.

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