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THE DIFFERENCE LEGAL ENGLISH VS. REGULAR ENGLISH

In general, a legal language is a formalized language based on logic rules which differs from the ordinary natural language in vocabulary, morphology, syntax, and semantics, as well as other linguistic features.[1]A person can be utmost fluent in ordinary English and yet have no knowledge whatsoever, of the specialized use of universally applicable legal terms and terminologies, used by legal professionals in the course of their work i.e. writing and drafting legal. In ordinary English language, there are a lot of words that confers completely different meaning to their traditional meaning, when used in legal context. For example, if a lawyer has attended a traditional English course rather than a Legal English course, he would find it impossible to understand the words like sentence, consideration, minor, clean hands etc. when used in legal context. English as medium of communication differs from region to region even in native English speaking countries and the difference becomes far greater when it comes to non-native English speaking countries. This may lead to lots of mistakes, confusions and misconceptions, when practicing law. However, as Legal English is specialized language of law universally, its knowledge and expertise in its usage, provides a great deal of superiority, success and a definite edge in legal profession, nationally as well as internationally.

August 30, 2018

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