Definition of legalese in English:


Syllabification: le·gal·ese
Pronunciation: /ˌlēgəˈlēz, -ˈlēs


  • The formal and technical language of legal documents that is often hard to understand.
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    • 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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