Irregularity

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Irregularity

In law, a departure from standard procedure. Irregularities are not illegal, but may be (depending on the circumstances) sufficiently grave to render a lawsuit invalid.
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His motion was swift, and so irregular as utterly to confuse the faculties of the old soldier.
The clearing was irregular, following the patches of the best soil, and every fruit tree and berry bush, and even each vegetable plant, had the water personally conducted to it.
Rather an irregular proceeding," said Jones, shaking his head.
Their tails are much used in steering their irregular course.
The bird continued for a long time to skim the surface, flying in its wild and irregular manner up and down the narrow canal, now dark with the growing night and the shadows of the overhanging trees.
Now, the irregular appearances of the star are not, strictly speaking, members of the system which is the star, according to our definition of matter.
It should be observed that, while the conception of a regular appearance is perfectly precise, the conception of an irregular appearance is one capable of any degree of vagueness.
In considering irregular appearances, there are certain very natural mistakes which must be avoided.
When a mental occurrence can be regarded as an appearance of an object external to the brain, however irregular, or even as a confused appearance of several such objects, then we may regard it as having for its stimulus the object or objects in question, or their appearances at the sense-organ concerned.
Roller Compaction systems produce irregular flat granules with a high density.
By campaigning with the sole aim of legalisation, irregular migrants confirm rather than challenge the value and legitimacy of the exclusive club to which citizens belong.