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4 definitions found
 for legalese
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  legalese \legalese\ n.
     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.
     [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  legalese
      n 1: a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the
           law

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  legalese
   n.
  
      Dense, pedantic verbiage in a language description, product specification,
      or interface standard; text that seems designed to obfuscate and requires a
      language lawyer to parse it. Though hackers are not afraid of high
      information density and complexity in language (indeed, they rather enjoy
      both), they share a deep and abiding loathing for legalese; they associate
      it with deception, suits, and situations in which hackers generally get
      the short end of the stick.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  legalese
  
     Dense, pedantic verbiage in a language description, product
     specification, or interface standard; text that seems designed
     to obfuscate and requires a language lawyer to parse it.
     Though hackers are not afraid of high information density and
     complexity in language (indeed, they rather enjoy both), they
     share a deep and abiding loathing for legalese; they associate
     it with deception, suits, and situations in which hackers
     generally get the short end of the stick.
  

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