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technicality

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
technicalitytech‧ni‧cal‧i‧ty /ˌteknəˈkæləti/ noun (plural technicalities)  1 technicalities2 SCLDETAIL[countable] a small detail in a law or a set of rules, especially one that forces you to make a decision that seems unfair The case against him had to be dropped because of a legal technicality.on a technicality The proposal was rejected on a technicality (=because of a technicality).
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technicalityThe vote was declared invalid because of a technicality.But the case was dropped on a technicality.When the psycho is caught, then let go on a technicality, Mom takes matters into her own hands.While the convictions were overturned on a technicality, Warner argued that the felonies made him unsuitable for the Senate.Baxter was released on a technicality because his" offence " was committed in the city, and only a city judge had the authority to sign the warrant.It is perhaps a technicality whether a certain part of the storage space is to be regarded as internal or external.Much may hinge upon points that the typical executive might understandably regard as irritating technicalities.Shorn of its technicalities, the essence is this: You place electrons in a magnetic trap.But the issue penetrates, or ought to, rather deeper than the fine weave of legal technicality.It is protected from public scrutiny by the technicality of its jargon.Unless you're an experienced musician, you wouldn't be able to explain the technicalities of the music.on a technicalityAlthough a few prominent antislavery spokesmen were arrested, they were subsequently acquitted on a technicality.The row centres on a technicality - whether the proper testing procedure was carried out.But the case was dropped on a technicality.When the psycho is caught, then let go on a technicality, Mom takes matters into her own hands.Ershad's trial had been scheduled to open on Feb. 16, but was postponed for a month on a technicality.Suspected of murdering his wife, Krane got off on a technicality and is now obsessed with proving his innocence.His government collapsed, and he has spent six years fighting-and winning-court battles, often on technicalities.While the convictions were overturned on a technicality, Warner argued that the felonies made him unsuitable for the Senate.Walls won the fishing tournament on a technicality.
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