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Irrelevant

Unrelated or inapplicable to the matter in issue.

Irrelevant evidence has no tendency to prove or disprove any contested fact in a lawsuit.

irrelevant

adj. not important, pertinent, or germane to the matter at hand or to any issue before the court. This is the most common objection raised by attorneys to questions asked or to answers given during testimony in a trial. The objection is made as soon as an alert attorney believes the opposition is going into matters which are not concerned with the facts or outside the issues of the lawsuit. It is often stated in the trio: "Irrelevant, immaterial and incompetent" to cover the bases. The judge must then rule on the relevancy of the question. If the question has been answered before the lawyer could say "objection," the judge may order that answer stricken from the record. Blotting it from a jury's memory or conscience, though, is impossible. (See: immaterial, incompetent, objection, evidence)

irrelevant

adjective alien, alienus, aside from the point, beside the mark, beside the point, beside the quession, deviating, extraneous, far from the point, foreign, gratuitous, immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, inappropos, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, inconsequential, inessential, insignificant, irrelative, malapropos, nihil ad rem pertinet, not applicable, not on point, not pertaining to, not pertinent, not signifiiant, not to the point, not to the purpose, not vital, off the subject, off the topic, out of order, out of place, out of the way, remote, unallied, unapt, unconnected, unessential, unimportant, unrelated, unsuitable, unwarranted, without reference to
Associated concepts: irrelevant evidence, irrelevant pleaddng, irrelevant statement, irrelevant testimony
See also: collateral, expendable, extraneous, extrinsic, gratuitous, immaterial, improper, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inappreciable, inappropriate, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, irrelative, minor, needless, negligible, nugatory, null, paltry, peripheral, unessential, unfit, unnecessary, unrelated, unsuitable, unwarranted
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