= L =
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.