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federalese

[fed-er-uh-leez, -lees] /ˌfɛd ər əˈliz, -ˈlis/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
awkward, evasive, or pretentious prose said to characterize the publications and correspondence of U.S. federal bureaus.
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