ir·reg·u·lar·i·ty /ir-ˌre-gyə-'lar-ə-tē/ n pl -ties: something that is irregular
an irregularity in the proceeding

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, abnormality, abnormity, anomaly, asymmetry, breach, changeableness, confusion, crookedness, desultoriness, deviation, disarrangement, discontinuity, disorder, disorderliness, distortion, divergence, eccentricity, exception, fitfulness, idiosyncrasy, illegality, imperfection, improperness, inconsistency, infringement, intermittence, jaggedness, lack of order, lack of propriety, lack of symmetry, lawlessness, lumpmess, malformation, malfunction, mutability, nonconformity, oddity, oddness, peculiarity, rarity, roughness, singularity, solecism, strangeness, turbulence, unconformity, unevenness, uniqueness, unnaturalness, unorthodoxy, unpunctuality, unruliness, unsmoothness, unsteadiness, ununiformity, unusualness, variability, variableness, variation, violation, want of method, wildness II index deviation, disorder (lack of order), diversity, entanglement (confusion), exception (exclusion), inequality, informality, misapplication, miscue, misdoing, nonconformity, quirk (idiosyncrasy)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A defect, failure, or mistake in a legal proceeding or lawsuit; a departure from a prescribed rule or regulation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A defect, failure, or mistake in a legal proceeding or lawsuit; a departure from a prescribed rule or regulation.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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