legalese

See also: legal-ese

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EtymologyEdit

legal +‎ -ese

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: le‧gal‧ese
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NounEdit

legalese (uncountable)

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

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