irrelevant
ir·rel·e·vant /ir-'re-lə-vənt/ adj: not relevant: not applicable or pertinent
irrelevant allegations
irrelevant evidence compare immaterial
ir·rel·e·vant·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

irrelevant
I adjective alien, alienus, aside from the point, beside the mark, beside the point, beside the question, deviating, extraneous, far from the point, foreign, gratuitous, immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropos, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, inconsequent, inconsequential, inessential, insignificant, irrelative, malapropos, nihil ad rem pertinet, not applicable, not on point, not pertaining to, not pertinent, not significant, 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 pleading, irrelevant statement, irrelevant testimony II index collateral (immaterial), expendable, extraneous, extrinsic, gratuitous (unwarranted), immaterial, improper, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inappreciable, inappropriate, inconsequential, inconsiderable, irrelative, minor, needless, negligible, nugatory, null (insignificant), paltry, peripheral, unessential, unfit, unnecessary, unrelated, unsuitable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


irrelevant
adj.
Not applicable to the matter at hand; immaterial.
n.
irrelevance, irrelevancy

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


irrelevant
Not 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. For example, if A is charged with hitting B, evidence of A's honest nature would probably be irrelevant, but that evidence would be relevant if A is charged with embezzelment.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


irrelevant
adj. With evidence or testimony, not pertinent to the claims or defenses in the case.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


irrelevant
Unrelated or inapplicable to the matter in issue.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


irrelevant
Unrelated or inapplicable to the matter in issue.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Irrelĕvant — (v. lat.), unerheblich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Irrelevánt — (neulat.), unerheblich, ohne Bedeutung; Irrelevánz, Unerheblichkeit …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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