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Legalese is the specialized language of the legal profession.

It is the language used by lawyers that is difficult for most people to understand. Legalese is characterized by long sentences, many modifying clauses, complex vocabulary, high abstraction, and insensitivity to the layman's need to understand the document's gist. Legalese arises most commonly in legal drafting, yet appears in both types of legal analysis. Examples:

1. Ab initio latin meaning from the beginning 2. Abscond to go in a clandestine manner out of the jurisdiction of the courts, or to lie concealed in order to avoid their process. 3. Actionable - subject to or affording ground for an action or suit at law. 4. Alienable - transferable to another's ownership. 5. Bona Fide in or with good faith. 6. Certiorari to be certified of; to be informed of. 7. Chattel - an item of tangible movable or immovable property except real estate and things (as buildings) connected with real property 8. Complicity - association or participation in or as if in a wrongful act 9. Contempt a willful disregard or disobedience of a public authority 10. 11. De minimis insubstantial amount. Decedent - a deceased person.

12. Et al latin abbreviation for et alia which means and others.

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Furiosus an insane man; a lunatic.

15. Larceny - the unlawful taking of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it permanently 16. Malfeasance - wrongdoing or misconduct especially by a public official 17. Modus Operandi - a method of procedure; especially : a distinct pattern or method of operation that indicates or suggests the work of a single criminal in more than one crime