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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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Goat Island is nearly all cover, trees, rocks, thickets, and irregularities.
This disaster had led to great irregularities of education, and, indeed, Mrs.
These irregularities of judgment, I imagine, are found even in riper minds than Mary Garth's: our impartiality is kept for abstract merit and demerit, which none of us ever saw.
The longer Sir Patrick's irregularities delayed the proceedings, the more irresistibly the plain facts of the case would assert themselves--with all the force of contrast--out of the mouths of the witnesses who were in attendance down stairs.
This was a spectacle to which I had always looked forward with interest, but I was disappointed: at the first glance it much resembled a distant view of the ocean, but in the northern parts many irregularities were soon distinguishable.
More fortunate results of the prevailing spirit were the gradual abandonment of the conceits and irregularities of the 'metaphysical' poets, and, most important, the perfecting of the highly regular rimed pentameter couplet, the one great formal achievement of the time in verse.
Some irregularities are always to be found in every district, I know," said M.
He owned with contrition that his irregularities and his extravagance had already wasted a large part of his mother's little fortune.
Even this resource shortly failed him; his irregularities were too great to admit of his earning the wretched pittance he might thus have procured, and he was actually reduced to a state bordering on starvation, only procuring a trifle occasionally by borrowing it of some old companion, or by obtaining an appearance at one or other of the commonest of the minor theatres; and when he did earn anything it was spent in the old way.
AES Bulgaria, the local unit of A NYSE-listed AES Corporation has said it will provide all the necessary information to assist a possible inspection of alleged irregularities in the energy sector by the countryas Chief Prosecutor's Office as it had done in previous inspections.
Islamabad -- It is revealed that there are high irregularities in the fuel used in Pakistan International Airline (PIA) jets.
KUWAIT, Aug 10 (KUNA) -- The parliamentary committee on Education, cultural affairs and guidance discussed on Monday suspicion of irregularities in the appointment and foreign scholarships files in Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in the presence of Higher Education Undersecretary Dr.