The Nuances of Legal Lexicon
Keywords:Legal language, legalese, lexicon, plain language
Legal language is the essence of our lives as law touches every walk of our lives. There is an indivisible connection between law and language. Laws are expressed in language and language has its own laws. The legal lexicon is an indispensable entity of legal language. In order to understand the laws, duties, rights and legal matters, it is imperative to understand legal language which is full of the distinct lexicon. The same words carry different meanings in legal and ordinary contexts. There are archaic words and phrases besides the overpowering of foreign words which have been fully assimilated into the legal language. All these need to be taken into consideration. The present paper focuses on the various facets, features and nuances of the legal lexicon.