legalese

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

Origin:
1910–15; legal + -ese

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legalese (ˌliːɡəˈliːz)
 
n
the conventional language in which legal documents, etc, are written

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

n. Dense, pedantic verbiage in a language description, product specification, or interface standard; text that seems designed to obfuscate and requires a language lawyer to parse it. Though hackers are not afraid of high information density and complexity in language (indeed, they rather enjoy both), they share a deep and abiding loathing for legalese; they associate it with deception, suits, and situations in which hackers generally get the short end of the stick.
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legalese definition


Dense, pedantic verbiage in a language description, product specification, or interface standard; text that seems designed to obfuscate and requires a language lawyer to parse it. Though hackers are not afraid of high information density and complexity in language (indeed, they rather enjoy both), they share a deep and abiding loathing for legalese; they associate it with deception, suits, and situations in which hackers generally get the short end of the stick.

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Example sentences
These three images would be what is known in copyright legalese as derivative
  works.
And those package inserts are written in gibberish legalese, without any useful
  statistics.
The language is dense legalese, often containing double or triple negatives.
But such is life under judicial oligarchy, forcing the nation to speak legalese.
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