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officialese

of·fi·cial·ese

officialese

 
pronunciation:
fI sh liz [or] fI sh liz
part of speech: noun
definition: the language or jargon, usu. wordy, difficult to understand, and unnecessarily complicated, that is often characteristic of official pronouncements and documents.