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legalese

[lee-guh-leez, -lees]
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noun
  1. language containing an excessive amount of legal terminology or of legal jargon.

Origin of legalese

First recorded in 1910–15; legal + -ese
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legalese

noun
  1. the conventional language in which legal documents, etc, are written
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Word Origin and History for legalese

n.

"the language of legal documents," 1914, from legal + language name ending -ese.

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