legalese

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

legal +‎ -ese

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: le‧gal‧ese
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

legalese (uncountable)

  1. The technical talk of the legal profession, the argot of lawyers.
  2. Wording that resembles how a lawyer writes, especially such that is confusing to the layperson.

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