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vexatious

Law (of a legal action or proceeding) instituted without sufficient grounds, esp so as to cause annoyance or embarrassment to the defendant
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Her keen sense of humour enabled her to get amusement out of every vexatious circumstance.
Mr Jones was rather earlier than the time appointed, and earlier than the lady; whose arrival was hindered, not only by the distance of the place where she dined, but by some other cross accidents very vexatious to one in her situation of mind.
The really vexatious business was the fact that some months ago the creditor who had lent him the five hundred pounds to repay Mrs.
Whether advocates and orators had liberty to plead in causes manifestly known to be unjust, vexatious, or oppressive?
Having had repeated and vexatious proofs of the pilfering propensities of this tribe during his former visit, Mr.
Section 29(1)(j) lets an agency withhold personal information if the request is frivolous or vexatious, and/or the information theyre requesting is trivial.
Neither can the length of time utilized by the Ombudsman be characterized as vexatious, capricious or oppressive absent any circumstances proving that there was an obvious deviation from the regular procedure in the prosecution of the accused," the Seventh Division said.
not vexatious, false and irresponsible political motives, being created on various media platforms on the
This was just as they declared their strong objections to what they termed the obnoxious and vexatious proposal by the Federal Government to establish Cow Colonies across the country.
The court reiterated that while it took the Ombudsman more than 10 years to investigate the case, the delay 'cannot be characterized as vexatious, capricious, and oppressive' because of the 'complexities of the issues.
The petitioner's case was vexatious and frivolous," she said on Monday.
The bill's statement of objects and reasons states that the tendency of filing false and vexatious cases and taking baseless grounds for defence is unfortunately on the increase.