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technicality (n.)

1814, "that which is peculiar to any science, art, etc.," from technical + -ity. Meaning "technical character or quality" is from 1828. Related: Technicalities.

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Definitions of technicality

technicality (n.)
the state of being technical as in the use of technical terms or methods;
It is a tribute to the tribunals that the technicality at the heart of the appellate process in these tribunals can and does coexist with the relative informality in atmosphere and with procedural flexibility.
the judicial system suffered from too much technicality and formality
technicality (n.)
a specific detail in a set of rules or terms belonging to a particular field;
the defendant was acquitted on a legal technicality
the resolution died on a technicality
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