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le‧gal‧ese [uncountable]
informalSL language used by lawyers that is difficult for most people to understand
WORD FOCUS: language WORD FOCUS: language
dialect the form of a language that is spoken in a particular area
informal words used by people who belong to a particular group, for example young people, criminals etc
words used by people who do a particular job or are interested in a particular subject, which ordinary people cannot easily understand
words used in a particular subject such as science or medicine
language often used in newspapers
disapproving language used by lawyers or in legal documents, which is difficult for ordinary people to understand

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