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Impossible to repair, rectify, or amend: irreparable harm; irreparable damages.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin irreparābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + reparābilis, reparable; see reparable.]

ir·rep′a·ra·bil′i·ty, ir·rep′a·ra·ble·ness n.
ir·rep′a·ra·bly adv.
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At the outset, Laycock, as well as other scholars, have made a persuasive case that "irreparable injury" has become meaningless: when the issue is remedial, as in the tax context, the adequacy and irreparability rules mean the same thing.
But that inquiry would force courts to decide why each member voted as he or she did, to gauge the seriousness of each of the manifold issues facing Congress, and to rank problems by their severity, immediacy, or irreparability.
Justification," reconciliation, can be brought about only by Your love for the sinner--a forgiving love that is undeserved because the irreparability and irreversibility of the evil the sinner has done makes him unworthy of it.
In the next section, we will argue that on those interlocutory applications that "will finally determine the issue in the action," (42) or on those that turn on pure questions of law or proceed on complete factual records, the strength of the parties' cases should not only be considered a relevant factor, but the predominant one to take into account, after the irreparability of the harm has been established.
but you know it's tragic in the sense that it acknowledges the irreparability of pain in the world.
to find irreparability of harm under the traditional test for
believe that this standard, with or without emphasis on irreparability,
He thought that the irreparability of the harm was speculative and hypothetical at that point.
The irreparability of the past is amusingly and allegorically represented in the opening essay, Leszek Kolakowski's "Emperor Kennedy Legend," which gives the account of an imaginary meeting in the future of the Academy of Sciences, where in turn anthropological, psychoanalytical, and Marxist interpretations of JFK are offered and their truth-value voted on by the members.