Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from Termly’s Legal Experts

What is legalese?

Legalese is a hard-to-understand style of writing used by lawyers. Legalese often includes Latin, legal jargon, and purposely complicated sentences.

Legalese is seen as a bad business practice, as it often makes a statement or policy hard to understand.

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Legalese could void your contracts and policies.

If a contract or policy is questioned in court, the presence of legalese could undermine the document’s legitimacy, as not all parties may have reasonably understood the content.

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