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

    Not material; not pertinent; of no consequence.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Not material, essential or necessary; not important or pertinent; not decisive.
    —Immaterial averment, An averment ni-leging with needless particularity or unnecessary circumstances what is material and necessary, and which might properly have been stated more generally, and without such circumstances and particulars; or, in other words, a statement of unnecessary particulars in connection with and as descriptive of what is material. Gonid, PL c. 3, § 188; Pharr v. Bachelor, 3 Ala. 245; Green v. Palmer, 15 Cal. 416, 76 Am. Dec. 492; Dunlap v. Kelly, 105 Mo. App. 1, 78 S. W. 664.
    —Immaterial issue. In pleading. An issue taken on an immaterial point; that is, a point not proper to decide the action. Steph. Pi. 99, 130 ; 2 Tidd, Pr. 921.