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Coined in 1952 to mean "multiloquence characterized by consummate interfusion of circumlocution or periphrasis, inscrutability, and other familiar manifestations of abstruse expatiation commonly utilized for promulgations implementing Procrustean determinations by governmental bodies."

Or, more succinctly, "incomprehensible or pretentious verbiage".

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