Legal Definition and Related Resources of Immaterial

Meaning of Immaterial

Unimportant; not essential or pertinent; of no substantial consequence. Ar. Averment is said to be immaterial when it is unnecessary in regard to the matters in issue . An issue is said to be immateria when it will not decide the action . evidence which is offered to prove a proposition not at issue . Differs from irrelevant in that evidence which is irrelevant does not logically establish any material proposition. See People v Twitty, 324 N.E.2d 222, 25 1065.

Immaterial Alternative Definition

Not material; not essential or important.

Synonyms of Immaterial


  • baseless
  • beside the point
  • beside the question
  • bodiless
  • chimerical
  • diminutive
  • ethereal
  • expers corporis
  • extraneous
  • groundless
  • impertinent
  • inapplicable
  • inappreciable
  • inappropriate
  • inconsequential
  • incorporeal
  • inessential
  • insignificant
  • insubstantial
  • intangible
  • irrelevant
  • lightweight
  • meaningless
  • minor
  • nominal
  • nonessential
  • nonphysical
  • not connected with
  • not important
  • not pertaining to
  • not pertinent
  • nullius momenti
  • of little account
  • of no consequence
  • of no essential consequence
  • of no importance
  • of no moment
  • of no significance
  • off the point
  • off the topic
  • other wordly
  • out of place
  • outoftheway
  • outside the question
  • pointless
  • remote
  • sine corpore
  • spectral
  • trivial
  • unessential
  • unimportant
  • unrelated
  • unsubstanital
  • vaporous
  • without depth
  • without substance
  • without weight
  • worthless
  • Associated Concepts: immaterial allegations
  • immaterial alteration
  • immaterial averment
  • immaterial breach
  • immaterial facts
  • immaterial issues
  • immaterial testimony
  • immaterial variance
  • incompetent evidence
  • irrelevant evidence

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Immaterial is often used as the basis for an objection to evidence or testimony offered in court which is arued to be irrelevant to the issue in dispute.

Immaterial is often used as the basis for an objection to evidence or testimony offered in court which is arued to be irrelevant to the issue in dispute.


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