vexatious


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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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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?
To be neglected before one's time must be very vexatious; but it was entirely the mother's fault.
Having had repeated and vexatious proofs of the pilfering propensities of this tribe during his former visit, Mr.
If Levin could have understood why, just as he saw why one can only approach the booking office of a railway station in single file, it would not have been so vexatious and tiresome to him.
After a time, they began to have vexatious proofs that, if the Shoshokoes were quiet by day, they were busy at night.
It is vexatious, for I know none more bold or more able."
The objections were dismissed as "vexatious" by applicant Jacqueline Roodbar Mohammadi and the council's licensing sub-committee agreed to the application.
The so-called "Limbs in the Loch" murderer - a butcher more than an intellectual - fancies himself as jailhouse lawyer and is filling his time taking vexatious legal claims to court.
A string of requests for information about gazebos, accounts and a council magazine have been branded "politically vexatious".
MPs today call for an end to "vexatious" and repeated probes into alleged historical offences by UK troops.
MPs have urged the next prime minister to legislate to end the "ridiculous charade" of "vexatious" and repeated investigations into alleged historical offences by British troops.