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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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They were part of a circle of trees that grew round an irregular space of some three or four acres, and in all that space, as Little Toomai could see, the ground had been trampled down as hard as a brick floor.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
Irwine; "it was a little bit of irregular justice on Mrs.
Of the voices, one, and that a pretty loud one’, came from the spouse of the commander himself, who frequently reproached her husband for condescending to lead such an irregular band of warriors, after he had filled the honorable station of sergeant-major to a dashing corps of Virginia cavalry through much of the recent war.
It was calculated to be of great service to the infant establishment at Astoria; dispelling the fears of hostile rivalry on the part of the foreign companies in its neighborhood, and giving a formidable blow to the irregular trade along the coast.
26-15), I became aware of a furious and irregular cannonading some fifteen or twenty knots S.
He was repaid for his trouble, for on the far side of the house, close to where the rocky frontage of the cliff fell away, he saw Oolanga crouched behind the irregular trunk of a great oak.
From the high ground on which it stood a series of terraces bordered by balustrades and urns descended in the steel-engraving style to a small irregular lake with an asphalt edge overhung by rare weeping conifers.
It was then, as it is to-day, an irregular trapezoid, bordered on one side by the quay, and on the other three by a series of lofty, narrow, and gloomy houses.
came the frequent crackle of musketry, but it was irregular and feeble in comparison with the reports of the cannon.
My 'Conquest of Granada' was in two octavo volumes, bound in drab boards, and printed on paper very much yellowed with time at its irregular edges.
It is the assertion, the development, the product of those very different indispensable qualities of poetry, in the presence [8] of which the English is equal or superior to all other modern literature--the native, sublime, and beautiful, but often wild and irregular, imaginative power in English poetry from Chaucer to Shakespeare, with which Professor Minto deals, in his Characteristics of English Poets (Blackwood), lately reprinted.