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le·gal·ese

 (lē′gə-lēz′, -lēs′)
n.
The specialized or technical language of the legal profession, especially when considered to be complex or abstruse.
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legalese

(ˌliːɡəˈliːz)
n
(Law) the conventional language in which legal documents, etc, are written
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le•gal•ese

(ˌli gəˈliz, -ˈlis)

n.
language containing an excessive amount of legal terminology or of legal jargon.
[1910–15]
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legalese

language typical of lawyers, laws, legal forms, etc., characterized by archaic usage, prolixity, and extreme thoroughness.
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language typical of lawyers, laws, legal forms, etc., characterized by archaic usage, prolixity, redundancy and extreme thoroughness.
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Noun1.legalese - a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
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Translations

legalese

[ˌliːgəˈliːz] Njerga f legal
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legalese

n (pej)Juristensprache for -jargon m, → Juristendeutsch nt
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