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officialese

[uh-fish-uh-leez, -lees] /əˌfɪʃ əˈliz, -ˈlis/
noun
1.
a style of language used in some official statements, often criticized for its use of polysyllabic jargon and obscure, pretentiously wordy phrasing.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; official + -ese
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British Dictionary definitions for officialese

officialese

/əˌfɪʃəˈliːz/
noun
1.
language characteristic of official documents, esp when verbose or pedantic
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Word Origin and History for officialese
n.

"language of officialdom," 1881, from official + -ese.

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