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discrepancy

noun aberration, anomaly, asymmetry, clash, conflict, contradiction, contrast, departure, deviation, difference, differential, differentiation, disaccord, discongruity, discord, discordance, disharmony, disputed point, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, divergence, failure to correspond, ground of argument, inaccordance, incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, inconsistency, inequality, lack of accord, lack of agreement, lack of concert, lack of conformity, lack of congruence, lack of congruity, lack of consonance, lack of resemblance, matter of disputaaion, nonagreement, nonconformity, nonuniformity, split, subject of controversy, subject of dispute, unconformity, unlikeness, variance, variation
See also: conflict, deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discord, disparity, distinction, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency, inequality, paradox, variance

DISCREPANCY. A difference between one thing and another, between one writing and another; a variance. (q.v.)
     2. Discrepancies are material and immaterial. A discrepancy is immaterial when there is such a difference between a thing alleged, and a thing offered in evidence, as to show they are not substantially the same; as, when the plaintiff in his declaration for a malicious arrest averred, that "the plaintiff, in that action, did not prosecute his said suit, but therein made default," and the record was, that he obtained a rule to discontinue. 4 M. & M. 2 5 3. An immaterial discrepancy is one which does not materially affect the cause as, where a declaration stated that a deed bore date in a certain year of our Lord, and the deed was simply dated " March 30, 1701." 2 Salk. 658; 19 John. 49 5 Taunt. 707; 2 B. & A. 301; 8 Miss. R. 428; 2 M'Lean, 69; 1 Metc. 59; 21 Pick. 486.

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