ReadClearly

Free Plain Language Legal Glossary for Websites

Display explanations for complex words on your website

Improve Website Readability

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

Improve Website Readability
Improve Website Readability

Easy to Install


Just add a Javascript code snippet to your website and ReadClearly does the rest.


Automatically Updated


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.

Choose a Glossary


Select the glossary you want to use:

  • 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.
    Preview Glossary (CSV format)
  • 2016-08-22-ES: Common Usage Spanish Legal Glossary (100 terms)
    For Spanish language websites.
    Preview Glossary (CSV format)
  • 2015-12-23-EN: Expanded Plain Language English Legal Glossary (1763 terms)
    Plain language explanations to assist readers understand advanced-level legal content.
    Preview Glossary (CSV format)
  • 2015-01-15-EN: Basic English Legal Glossary (349 terms).
    Preview Glossary (CSV format)

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ReadClearly was funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation and by contributions from Urban Insight. Use it. And tell your friends.



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Developed by

Abhijeet Chavan
Gergely Lekli
Ki H. Kim
Lehel Mátyus

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