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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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There were three things that enabled me to pursue this heavy drinking: first, a magnificent constitution far better than the average; second, the healthy open-air life on the water; and third, the fact that I drank irregularly.
In members of the same class the average amount of change, during long and equal periods of time, may, perhaps, be nearly the same; but as the accumulation of long-enduring fossiliferous formations depends on great masses of sediment having been deposited on areas whilst subsiding, our formations have been almost necessarily accumulated at wide and irregularly intermittent intervals; consequently the amount of organic change exhibited by the fossils embedded in consecutive formations is not equal.
From the softness o the ground their hoofs often grow irregularly to a grea length, and this causes lameness.
Shortly after its publication Coleridge and the Wordsworths sailed for Germany, where for the greater part of a year Coleridge worked hard, if irregularly, at the language, literature, and philosophy.
The bedroom corridor, in the rambling, irregularly built house rose and fell on different levels.
The animal gingerly launched himself on the treacherous footing, irregularly losing and gaining his hind feet, keeping his fore legs stiff, and steadily and calmly, without panic or nervousness, extricating the fore feet as fast as they sank too deep into the sliding earth that surged along in a wave before him.
They are of about the period of the Nuns' House, irregularly modernised here and there, as steadily deteriorating generations found, more and more, that they preferred air and light to Fever and the Plague.
He came irregularly, but he came very often, and--her correspondent wrote--sometimes he spent a night in the house, sleeping, they thought, in a stable which opened upon the inner yard.
This plain was not above a hundred yards broad, and about twice as long, and lay like a green before my door; and, at the end of it, descended irregularly every way down into the low ground by the seaside.
Each figure had the regularity of being five-sided but was, as the title indicates, irregularly shaped.
The thinnest possible roof-slab on thin steel and concrete columns, again irregularly placed, oversails the glass walls for shade.
The hand can grasp and move irregularly shaped objects," Smith says.