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irregular

(Improper), adjective against the rules, condemnable, criminal, criminous, dishonest, foul, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, immoral, nefarious, open to objection, out of place, prohibited, unauthorized, unwarranted, wicked, wrong, wrongful
Associated concepts: irregular conduct, irregular indorseeent, irregularity in proceeding, jurisdictional irregularity

irregular

(Not usual), adjective aberrant, abnormal, anomalistic, anomalous, asymmetric, asymmetrical, deviating from the general rule, deviating from the norm, deviating from the standard, deviative, divergent, eccentric, erratic, exceptional, extraordinary, freakish, inaequabilis, inusitatus, odd, out of order, out of place, out of the ordinary, peculiar, queer, singular, strange, unconformable, unconventional, unique, unnatural, unsymmetric, unsymmetrical, unusual
Associated concepts: irregular incorporation, irregular judgment
See also: anomalous, broken, casual, deviant, disjunctive, disorderly, disparate, dissimilar, eccentric, extraordinary, haphazard, incongruous, infrequent, intermittent, multifarious, nonconforming, novel, peculiar, questionable, random, sporadic, suspicious, tortuous, unaccustomed, unequal, unorthodox, unpredictable, unusual, variable

HEIR, IRREGULAR. In Louisiana, irregular heirs are those who are neither testamentary nor legal, and who have been established by law to take the succession. See Civ. Code of Lo. art. 874. When the deceased has left neither lawful descendants nor ascendants, nor collateral relations, the law calls to his inheritance either the surviving husband or wife, or his or her natural children, or the state. Id. art., 911. This is called an irregular succession.

IRREGULAR. That which is done contrary to the common rules of law; as, irregular process, which is that issued contrary to law and the common practice of the court. Vide Regular and. Irregular Process.

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His motion was swift, and so irregular as utterly to confuse the faculties of the old soldier.
Happily Archer was of the family, and therefore, irregular though his arrival was, entitled to be informed that the Countess Olenska was out, having driven to afternoon service with Mrs.
That powerful poetry was twin-brother to a prose, of more varied, but certainly of wilder and more irregular power than the admirable, the typical, prose of Dryden.
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.
Little boys, in the costumes of French chefs, paraded up and down the irregular aisles vending fancy cakes.
I knew how it would be; your irregular life will soon be the ruin of you.
exclaimed the District Attorney, throwing down his note-book and pencil; "this is all quite irregular.
But for months afterward, at irregular intervals of a few days, the voice was heard by the several members of the family, and by others.
At last it came--a soft, irregular sound of footfalls on the stairs
Here (though with other motives, and under other circumstances) was the mother's irregular marriage in Ireland, on the point of being followed by the daughter's irregular marriage in Scotland
are collected into an irregular heap, which frequently amounts to as much as a wheelbarrow would contain.
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.