impertinent matter
n. Irrelevant material in a pleading.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • impertinent matter — See impertinence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Impertinent — Im*per ti*nent, a. [F., fr. L. impertinens, entis; pref. im not + pertinens. See {Pertinent}.] 1. Not pertinent; not pertaining to the matter in hand; having no bearing on the subject; not to the point; irrelevant; inapplicable. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impertinent — [im pʉrt′ n ənt] adj. [OFr < LL impertinens] 1. not pertinent; having no connection with a given matter; irrelevant 2. not showing proper respect or manners; saucy; insolent; impudent 3. Rare not suitable to the circumstances; inappropriate… …   English World dictionary

  • impertinent — That which does not belong to a pleading, interrogatory, or other proceeding; out of place; superfluous; irrelevant. A term applied to matter not necessary to constitute the cause of action or ground of defense. Such matter may be ordered… …   Black's law dictionary

  • impertinent — That which does not belong to a pleading, interrogatory, or other proceeding; out of place; superfluous; irrelevant. A term applied to matter not necessary to constitute the cause of action or ground of defense. Such matter may be ordered… …   Black's law dictionary

  • impertinent — a. 1. Irrelevant, inapposite, inapplicable, not to the point, not pertaining to the matter in hand, non pertinent. 2. Intrusive, meddling, officious, insolent, rude, impudent, saucy, forward, pert, bold, malapert, unmannerly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scandalous matter — Allegations in a pleading which are both impertinent and reproachful. Woods v Morrell (NY) 1 Johns Ch 103, 106. Impertinent allegations which are damaging to the reputation of the person aspersed. 27 Am J2d Equity § 187. The rule is sometimes… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • scandalous matter — n. Immoral or indecent content; in legal pleadings, content that is impertinent or highly irrelevant and therefore subject to being stricken as improper. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • striking pleading — A remedy against immaterial, irrelevant, redundant, scandalous and impertinent matter in a pleading. 41 Am J1st Pl §§ 349 et seq. A remedy against a pleading considered as a whole, as where the pleading is sham or frivolous or is clearly and… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • surplusage — Extraneous, impertinent, superfluous, or unnecessary matter. Matter in any instrument which is unnecessary to its meaning and does not affect its validity; whatever is extraneous, impertinent, superfluous or unnecessary, and in procedure means… …   Black's law dictionary

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