Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The specialized or technical language of the legal profession, especially when considered to be complex or abstruse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A style of writing or speaking heavily emphasizing the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law, to the point where a speech or document may be incomprehensible to non-specialists.

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  • noun The technical talk of the legal profession, the argot of lawyers.
  • noun Wording that resembles how a lawyer writes, especially such that is confusing to the layperson.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law

Etymologies

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legal +‎ -ese

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