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Synonyms for technicality

a small, often specialized element of a whole

Synonyms for technicality

a detail that is considered insignificant

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A complex legal technicality cleared him of "violating" body parts because he had sculpted the head and teeth from modelling wax, rather than casting them directly.
But the case was rejected by Lord Hardie at the High Court in Glasgow on Wednesday on a legal technicality.
A NORTH Wales hotel bar linked by police to three deaths was yesterday allowed to reopen - due to a legal technicality.
I'm extremely disappointed, what we have got here is a legal technicality.
It is claimed he had other serious charges against him dropped on a legal technicality.
In its Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 6, 1996, ONBK refused to honor the shareholder vote on the two proposals against management, choosing instead to hide behind a legal technicality.
Simpson dream-teamer Alan Dershowitz isn't about to let his appeal (and we're speaking strictly court matters here) go to waste just because of a teensy-weensy legal technicality like the fact that his client was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Giannini who could have been sentenced to life in prison, avoided a scandalfilled trial by using a legal technicality in the US by pleading no-contest to two charges of indecent behaviour with a child.
A legal technicality meant charges were dropped against the people who ran the home.
But charges against the 48-year-old, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, were dropped due to a legal technicality.
As the whole basis of the programme is founded on natural greed and funded by the outrageous (read robbery) phone charges to all those who overwhelm the switchboards endeavouring to get on the programme, wouldn't it have been wonderful if the major had evaded prosecution on a legal technicality and succeeded in his touchingly naive, but cheating, 'win'.
Malcolm walked free from the Old Bailey six years ago when a judge decided "with considerable regret" that 13 charges, including rape, indecent assault and cruelty, could not be heard because of a legal technicality.
Bangura was cleared to stay in Britain earlier this year, only for the Home Office to lodge an appeal on a legal technicality, claiming his status as an asylumseeker changed when he turned 18 and was classified as an adult.
A TEENAGE killer almost received onlya community service order for two armed robberies due to a legal technicality.
He was advised that given the high profile of all surrounding him any legal technicality could be exploited,' said a friend.