What is IMPERTINENT?

In equity pleading.That which does not belong to a pleading, interrogatory, or other proceeding; out ofplace; superfluous ; irrelevant.At law. A term applied to matter not necessary to constitute the cause of action orground of defense. Cowp. 6S3 ; 5 East, 275; Tucker v. Randall, 2 Mass. 283. It constitutessurplusage, (which see.)

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