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. Technical jargon common in the legal profession, the argot of lawyers
  2. Wordy, ostentatious prose associated with legal writing, especially when confusing to laypeople

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