impertinency


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im·per·ti·nen·cy

 (ĭm-pûr′tn-ən-sē)
n. pl. im·per·ti·nen·cies
Impertinence.

im•per•ti•nence

(ɪmˈpɜr tn əns)

n.
1. unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence.
2. impertinent quality or action.
3. something impertinent.
4. irrelevance; inappropriateness.
[1595–1605]
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The parts of a judge in hearing, are four: to direct the evidence; to moderate length, repetition, or impertinency of speech; to recapitulate, select, and collate the material points, of that which hath been said; and to give the rule or sentence.
When caught this time she is notorious among the British and her impertinency shown in exchanges with British soldiers is really striking.
To be sure, elections are universally "matter and impertinency mixed, reason in madness," with as little emphasis as possible on "matter" and "reason".