Governmentese



[guhv-ern-muh n-teez, -tees, -er-muh n-] /ˌgʌv ərn mənˈtiz, -ˈtis, -ər mən-/

noun
1.
complicated or obscurantist language thought to be characteristic of bureaucratic statements; officialese.

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