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legalese in Linguistics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlegalesele‧gal‧ese /ˌliːɡəlˈiːz/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 informalSL language used by lawyers that is difficult for most people to understand
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legaleseAnd only rarely do they allow their managers to couch frank appraisals in canned legalese and innocuous psychobabble.However, the statement will be read by the witness and the client, and should not be written in legalese.Baer promptly did so, hiding behind a cloud of legalese to justify his action.