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legalese


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  legalese 
  n  :  a  style  that  uses  the  abstruse  technical  vocabulary  of  the 
  law 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  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,  {suit}s, 
  and  situations  in  which  hackers  generally  get  the  short  end  of  the  stick. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  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,  {suit}s,  and  situations  in  which  hackers 
  generally  get  the  short  end  of  the  stick. 
 
 




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