What does legalese mean?

Definitions for legalese
ˌli gəˈliz, -ˈlislegalese

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legalese(noun)

    a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law

Wiktionary

  1. legalese(Noun)

    The technical talk of the legal profession, the argot of lawyers.

  2. legalese(Noun)

    Wording that resembles how a lawyer writes, especially such that is confusing to the layperson.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. legalese

    Dense, pedantic verbiage in a language description, product specification, or interface standard; text that seems designed to obfuscate and requires a language lawyer to parse it. Though hackers are not afraid of high information density and complexity in language (indeed, they rather enjoy both), they share a deep and abiding loathing for legalese; they associate it with deception, suits, and situations in which hackers generally get the short end of the stick.

How to pronounce legalese?

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How to say legalese in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legalese in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legalese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of legalese in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Towson:

    Zhang Yiming owns it, full stop. Legalese is not going to change that.

  2. George Hobica:

    Airline staff have been given a lot more power and have become policemen in the skies since 9-11, i think many are abusing that authority. Most of your rights and company policies—including when you are entitled to compensation for your inconvenience— are spelled out in the conditions of carriage which can be found on an airline’s website. The lengthy terms are filled with jargon and legalese, though they’re still worth eyeballing to understand the basics. Here are key reasons why an airline can bump you or otherwise make travel difficult for you: 1. The airline priced tickets for this flight too low.If a carrier realizes through its electronic reservation system that a non-stop flight fills too fast, that could indicate the ticket fares are too cheap. In such a case, your flight could be switched from a non-stop to a connecting flight. 2. The air marshal needs your seat. Because air marshals protect the public, they are sometimes seated in first class without prior warning. If one of them shows up and needs your seat, you can be bumped, reassigned to another seat, or put on the next available flight. And you won’t even get an explanation; the government doesn’t want you to blab that there’s an air marshal on board. 3. The carrier abandons the route. Consolidation within the industry has prompted some airlines to cut back on the number of available flights. Some, such as Allegiant Air and Frontier, have also abandoned routes that are no longer profitable. An airline should be required to put you on another carrier for the price you paid, says Hobica. But that’s not the case.

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