legalese

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See also: legal-ese

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

legal +‎ -ese

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

legalese (uncountable)

  1. (informal, pejorative) Technical jargon common in the legal profession, the argot of lawyers
  2. (informal, pejorative) Wordy, ostentatious talk or writing that resembles legal writing, especially when confusing to laypeople, bureaucratese, officialese

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