Not to be confused with Pekinese which are actually small and cuddly. This language is used by strange creatures who obsess about words made up by politicians and then called laws or the law. It seems to be a code of some sort. 2. The willful and purposeful obfuscation, confusion, mystification and convoluton of any relatively simplistic idea, concept or belief using words.

See also: legal mumbo jumbo
legal = L = LER

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.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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