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legalese

[ lee-guh-leez, -lees ]
/ ˌli gəˈliz, -ˈlis /
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noun

language containing an excessive amount of legal terminology or of legal jargon.

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Origin of legalese

First recorded in 1910–15; legal + -ese
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legalese
/ (ˌliːɡəˈliːz) /

noun

the conventional language in which legal documents, etc, are written
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