from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The specialized vocabulary of the legal profession, especially when considered to be complex or abstruse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The technical talk of the legal profession, the argot of lawyers.
  • n. Wording that resembles how a lawyer writes, especially such that is confusing to the layperson.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A style of writing or speaking heavily emphasizing the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law, to the point where a speech or document may be incomprehensible to non-specialists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law


legal +‎ -ese (Wiktionary)



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