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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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An intriguing theme running throughout Unlawful Combatants is irregular warfare often occurs at the edges of conventional war, and even as an authorized auxiliary to it, e.
One drawback of Scheipers' approach is that by focusing on opportunistic uses of the term "irregular" and its synonyms from state apologists, she ignores ways in which typical irregular war tactics--stealth, surprise, raiding, looting, rape, indiscriminate killing etc.
The irregular verb system in English is simple compared to the one that the Spanish language has, where the many different kinds of irregularities that exist challenge any Spanish learner.
Apart from the lack of investigation of more flexive languages such as Spanish in terms of verbal processing, researchers have been focusing their line of research on the influence of only one lexical characteristic (frequency of occurrence) in the production of irregular and regular verbs.
It may be helpful at this point to broaden the discussion by asking the same question about immigrants in general, for it seems clear that whatever conclusions we reach about the fair treatment of irregular migrants ought to be consistent with the policies we think appropriate for immigrants generally.
If we apply this distinction to the case of immigrants, then it is clear that their human rights must be protected as a matter of justice, and this applies to irregular migrants as well as to legal immigrants.
It is not possible today to talk about irregular warfare and counterinsurgency (COIN) without discussing Iraq.
Irregular plurals are licensed by the level-ordering model to appear optionally within compounds, but what Gordon fails to explain is why children 'take up the option' to include irregulars in compounds while adults do not.
By finding large numbers of irregulars and measuring their dynamic and physical properties, researchers hope to uncover new insights about planet formation, says Jewitt.
Only the MLU controls, but not the children with SLI, showed a significant difference between the percentage of correct regular past tense forms and irregular past tense forms in obligatory contexts, with irregulars being supplied in a tensed form more often than regulars.
If that theory is correct, Neptune should also harbor a group of irregular moons.
Researchers reported in 1986 that a simple neural network learned the past tenses of regular and irregular verbs--such as "showed" for "show" and "went" for "go," respectively--in much the same way as has been observed in children.