Free Plain Language Legal Glossary for Websites
Display explanations for complex words on your website


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ReadClearly identifies complex legal terms on your website and displays a plain language explanation.

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ReadClearly’s legal glossary is created and actively maintained by plain language professionals. ReadClearly will automatically identify and explain new terms as we add them to the glossary.

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  • 2016-08-22-EN: Basic English Legal Glossary with Spanish Explanations (349 terms)
    For English-language websites. 100 most commonly used English terms have Spanish explanations to assist bi-lingual readers.
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  • 2016-08-22-ES: Common Usage Spanish Legal Glossary (100 terms)
    For Spanish language websites.
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  • 2015-12-23-EN: Expanded Plain Language English Legal Glossary (1763 terms)
    Plain language explanations to assist readers understand advanced-level legal content.
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  • 2015-01-15-EN: Basic English Legal Glossary (349 terms).
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