technicality


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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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It took us another four years to get them to discuss the technicality of the project with us.
The insurance company has refused to pay the bills, despite initially telling the hospital at least twice that it would fund the care, due to a technicality, involving the location where the insurance was purchased.
Tribunal judge Mr Charles Wynn-Evans ruled that Miss Wiltshire had been unfairly dismissed on a technicality because the council had taken six months to allow her to appeal against the dismissal decision, which was too long.
The omission of a seconding on the nomination form is a technicality that needs to be addressed but does not invalidate the actions of these trustees as directors.
The prospect of the case falling down on a technicality is beyond her worst nightmares," the Daily Express quoted the friend as saying.
SO CLOSE Emma Bullock, 11, clinched a place in the Top Trumps grand final but went out on a technicality
The rejection of the appeal on a technicality is likely to question the cogency of the appeal, he added.
He tabled a motion threatening a law change "in the event the measure has overwhelming support in the dioceses but fails through a technicality.
But a cross-party group of influential MPs - including Labour former ministers Frank Field and David Blunkett and Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes - are concerned that the measure will not be passed by the General Synod due to a technicality.
The EDM "encourages the House of Bishops to commend the measure as currently drafted; and calls upon Her Majesty's government to remove any exemptions pertaining to gender under existing equality legislation, in the event that the measure has overwhelming support in the dioceses but fails through a technicality to receive final approval in General Synod," he said.
But Mr Justice Bean said his case was "entirely based on technicality and utterly devoid of merit".
After an action-packed week that saw him decide to plead guilty, then innocent, then think he would get off on a technicality, then decide not to use that technicality, Barry is eventually found not guilty.
India's Supreme Court released Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt on bail yesterday, citing a technicality, weeks after he was convicted of illegally possessing guns linked to the 1993 Mumbai bombings, news reports said.
But that does not make it right that 20,000 people could have a case to get off with speeding convictions simply because of a technicality.
The FCC upheld two other rulings being challenged in the suit, and it reversed the fourth only on a technicality.
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