Meaning of “legalese” in the English Dictionary


"legalese" in Business English

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legalesenoun [ U ]

/ˌliːɡəlˈIːz/ uk us disapproving LAW

words and expressions typically used in legal documents that most people find 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)