irregularity

  • 1 Irregularity — • A canonical impediment directly impeding the reception of tonsure and Holy orders or preventing the exercise of orders already received Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Irregularity     Irregularity …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 irregularity — 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. Merriam Webster. 1996. irregularity …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Irregularity — Ir*reg u*lar i*ty, n.; pl. {Irregularities}. [Cf. F. irr[ e]gularit[ e].] The state or quality of being irregular; that which is irregular. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 irregularity — (n.) early 14c., violation of Church rules, from O.Fr. irregularité (14c.) and directly from M.L. irregularitas, from irregularis (see IRREGULAR (Cf. irregular)). Meaning state of being not regular is from 1590s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 irregularity — n. 1) a gross irregularity 2) irregularity in (an irregularity in the accounts) * * * [ɪˌregjʊ lærɪtɪ] a gross irregularity irregularity in (an irregularity in the accounts) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 6 irregularity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ serious ▪ minor, slight ▪ a slight irregularity in the surface of the wood ▪ widespread ▪ The newspaper claimed there were widesprea …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 irregularity — noun 1) the irregularity of the coastline Syn: asymmetry, nonuniformity, unevenness, crookedness, lopsidedness; jaggedness, raggedness, indentation 2) the irregularity of the surface Syn: roughness, bumpiness, uneve …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 8 irregularity — irregular ir‧reg‧u‧lar [ɪˈregjlə ǁ ər] adjective not obeying the usually accepted legal or moral rules: • There were some warning signals that something irregular was going on. • highly irregular trading activities irregularity noun [countable,… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 irregularity — UK [ɪˌreɡjʊˈlærətɪ] / US [ɪˌreɡjəˈlerətɪ] noun Word forms irregularity : singular irregularity plural irregularities 1) [countable, often plural] a situation in which the rules, laws, or usual ways of doing things have not been followed There… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 irregularity — ir·reg·u·lar·i·ty (.)ir .(r)eg yə lar ət ē n, pl ties 1) the quality or state of being irregular <hormonal irregularity> 2) occasional constipation <more fiber in one s diet may help relieve irregularity> * * * ir·reg·u·lar·i·ty… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 irregularity — noun a) An instance of being irregular. an irregularity of surface b) The state or condition of being irregular, or the extent to which something is irregular. See Also: irregular …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 irregularity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Nouns irregularity, variability, deviation, caprice, uncertainty; tardiness, unpunctuality (see lateness); intermittence, fitfulness, inconstancy. See changeableness, unconformity, discontinuance,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 irregularity — ir|reg|u|lar|i|ty [ ı,regjə lerəti ] noun 1. ) count often plural a situation in which the rules, laws, or usual ways of doing things have not been followed: There were several reports of irregularities in the election process. 2. ) count or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 irregularity — An inaccuracy mistake, or occurrence outside normal patterns. An irregularity can be either intentional (as in a *fraud) or unintentional (as in an *error), but the term is perhaps loaded toward matters arising from intent. Two of the *postulates …

    Auditor's dictionary

  • 15 irregularity — teisės aktų nuostatų pažeidimas statusas Aprobuotas sritis parama žemės ūkiui apibrėžtis 1. Veikimas arba neveikimas, kai pažeidžiamos Lietuvos Respublikos ir (arba) Europos Sąjungos teisės aktų nuostatos, dėl kurio atsiranda arba gali atsirasti… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 16 irregularity — teisės aktų nuostatų pažeidimas statusas Aprobuotas sritis parama žemės ūkiui apibrėžtis Paramos gavėjo ir (arba) vykdomosios institucijos veikimas ar neveikimas nesilaikant Europos Sąjungos ir (arba) Lietuvos Respublikos teisės aktų nuostatų,… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 17 irregularity — netolygumas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. irregularity; lack of uniformity; nonuniformity vok. Ungleichförmigkeit, f; Ungleichmäßigkeit, f rus. неравномерность, f pranc. irrégularité, f; non uniformité, f …

    Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • 18 irregularity — A failure to follow appropriate and necessary rules of practice or procedure, omitting some act essential to the due and orderly conduct of the action or proceeding, or doing it in an improper manner. Sache v Gillette, 101 Minn 169, 112 NW 386. A …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 irregularity — irregular ► ADJECTIVE 1) not regular in shape, arrangement, or occurrence. 2) contrary to a rule, standard, or convention. 3) not belonging to regular army units. 4) Grammar (of a word) having inflections that do not conform to the usual rules. ► …

    English terms dictionary

  • 20 irregularity — noun 1. behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑abnormality • Derivationally related forms: ↑irregular, ↑abnormal (for: ↑abnormality) …

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