Features of Legalese

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  • Legalese
    • Lengthy and Complex Sentences
    • Unusual Syntax
    • Polysyllabic Lexis
    • New Lexis/Neologisms
      • 'Zoning'
    • Archaic Lexis
      • 'Herewith'
    • Impersonal (3rd Person)
    • Negotiations and Double-Negatives
    • Imperatives and Modals
    • Questioning and Cross Examination
    • Alliterative Phrases
      • 'To Have and To Hold'

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