• Oluwole Akinbode Department of English, Tai Solarin University of Education, P.M.B. 2118, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria


English language as the language of colonization assumed different status especially after independence in Nigeria. It is for instance, the official language in many Anglo-phone. African countries; it is also the language of Administration, Education and the Judiciary to mention a few. Various environments where English is used paved way for the varieties of English all over the world. Each variety of English has its distinct and unique nature which makes it different from other varieties or Englishs’. Legal variety of English is one of those distinctive varieties. To interpret legal variety, one needs to be versed in the legalese. Since everybody can never be versed in the legalese, this study provides an ample chance for any reader that may have or has any business to transact in law.


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How to Cite

Akinbode, O. (2014). LEGAL ENGLISH: A SPECIAL VARIETY OF ENGLISH. Journal Of Social Sciences, 6(2), 24-35. Retrieved from //