What is Legal English?

graphic What is Legal English?

Legal Language is language used by the lawyer, jurist, and the legislative statutes in professional capacities. Law being a technical subject speaks through its own language. It consists of unique idioms, jargon, terms…etc.

Legal phrasing derives from a mix of old French, Latin, old English and old Norse (the Viking language). This is down to the various countries that invaded England hundreds of years ago.

As David Mellinkoff has noted, legal English includes “distinctive words, meanings, phrases, and modes of expression” (The Language of the Law, 1963).

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