officialese

officialese

[uh-fish-uh-leez, -lees]
noun
a style of language used in some official statements, often criticized for its use of polysyllabic jargon and obscure, pretentiously wordy phrasing.

Origin:
1880–85; official + -ese

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officialese (əˌfɪʃəˈliːz)
 
n
language characteristic of official documents, esp when verbose or pedantic

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