legalese


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legalese

the conventional language in which legal documents, etc., are written

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.
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Avoid using a belligerent or sarcastic tone and leave out stilted language and legalese.
James Daley, founder and managing director of Fairer Finance, which has launched a "spare us the small print" campaign, said: "As a first step, we want all banks and insurers to take the legalese and jargon out of their small print, and to lay out the documents in a way that's accessible and doesn't turn off customers before they've started.
Both forces have used legalese and long-winded explanations to justify their lack of information, but this is simply unacceptable.
She added that his op-ed is the latest rehash of the same legalese, distortions, and outright lies he has leveled at her for the past 20 years.
The film also depicts Ikoyo contending with the invasion of village land by a non-Maasai farmer, interrogating spies in a lawsuit, persuading mothers to send their daughters to school, navigating the legalese of an exploitative contract, and eliciting help from a renowned elder to train young warriors in the art of lion hunting.
Summary: Members of the public attending Cityscape Global who found the technical terminology and property legalese difficult to comprehend were able to have their questions answered at the stand of the Dubai Land Department, or LD.
Of course, giving solid legal advice is still a crucial part of every general counsel's job, and Liu advises GCs to do so in clear, comprehensible language, rather than overwhelming nonlawyer colleagues with a flood of legalese.
Granted, the ballot question voters approved in November comes with dizzying legalese governing how the plant can be grown and dispensed to patients.
In fact, some reporting roles have a shelf life - a court reporter for example, often wants to write about something other than base human acts and legalese after a few years.
Clearly written (without legalese), the text nonetheless describes each aspect of the contracts and licensing agreements in extensive detail, covering exceptions and eventualities, and citing examples to demonstrate points where appropriate.
It is a flood of legalese, not for the faint hearted, but it also, for the first time indicated the anticipated value of the programme, once issued in full, i.e.
The first term is listed in Random House Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1986, and the second appears in a nice piece of legalese in the transcript of a court case recorded on the Net.