Definition of IMMATERIAL


IMMATERIAL

What is not essential; unimportant what is not
requisite; what is informal; as, an immaterial averment, an
immaterial issue.

2. When a witness deposes to something immaterial, which is
false, although he is guilty of perjury in foro conscientiae, he
cannot be punished for perjury. 2 Russ. on Cr. 521; 1 Hawk. b. 1,
c. 69, s. 8; Bac. Ab. Perjury, A.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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