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legalesenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌliː.ɡəlˈiːz/ disapproving
language used by ​lawyers and in ​legaldocuments that is ​difficult for ​ordinarypeople to ​understand
(Definition of legalese from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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legalesenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌliːɡəlˈIːz/ disapproving LAW
words and expressions typically used in ​legaldocuments that most ​peoplefind difficult to understand: Legislation is often written in legalese that is barely comprehensible.
(Definition of legalese from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “legalese”
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律用语,法律术语…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律用語,法律術語…
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