Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The law does not regard trifles. See 35 Ind. App. 104, 111 Am. St. Rep. 149, 72 N. E. 1049, 73 N. E. 832.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The law does not care for, or take notice of, very small or trifling matters. The law does not concern itself about trifles. Cro. Eliz. 353. Thus, error in calculation of a fractional part of a penny will not be regarded. Hob. 88. So, the law will not, in general, notice the fraction of a day. Broom, Max. 142.