Legal Definition and Related Resources of Impertinence

Meaning of Impertinence

In pleadings, the term denotes that which is irrelevant or not pertinent, not responsive or relevant to issues involved in the action . Averments in pleadings are impertinent which, whether proved or not, admitted or denied, can have no influence leading to the result of the judicial inquiry. under the old rules of chancery pleading , it was considered impertinence if a pleading was long and contained unnecessary or immaterial allegations. Distinguished from irrelevance. Relevancy is that which conduces to the proof of a pertinent hypothesis ; a pertinent hypothesis being one which, if sustained, would logically influence the issue . Also insolence, rudeness.

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