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 for irregular
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Irregular \Ir*reg"u*lar\, a. [Pref. ir- not + regular: cf. F.
     Not regular; not conforming to a law, method, or usage
     recognized as the general rule; not according to common form;
     not conformable to nature, to the rules of moral rectitude,
     or to established principles; not normal; unnatural;
     immethodical; unsymmetrical; erratic; no straight; not
     uniform; as, an irregular line; an irregular figure; an
     irregular verse; an irregular physician; an irregular
     proceeding; irregular motion; irregular conduct, etc. Cf.
     [1913 Webster]
           Mazes intricate,
           Eccentric, intervolved, yet regular
           Then most when most irregular they seem. --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
           Leading the men of Herefordshire to fight
           Against the irregular and wild Glendower. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
           A flowery meadow through which a clear stream murmured
           in many irregular meanders.              --Jones.
     Syn: Immethodical; unsystematic; abnormal; unnatural;
          anomalous; erratic; devious; crooked; eccentric;
          unsettled; uneven; variable; changeable; mutable;
          desultory; disorderly; wild; immoderate; intemperate;
          inordinate; vicious.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Irregular \Ir*reg"u*lar\, n.
     One who is not regular; especially, a soldier not in regular
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice;
             "irregular hiring practices" [ant: regular]
      2: not occurring at expected times [syn: irregular,
      3: (used of the military) not belonging to or engaged in by
         regular army forces; "irregular troops"; "irregular warfare"
         [ant: regular]
      4: (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured;
         volume must be determined with the principle of liquid
         displacement [ant: regular]
      5: falling below the manufacturer's standard; "irregular jeans"
      6: deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or
         abnormal; "these days large families are atypical"; "atypical
         clinical findings"; "atypical pneumonia"; "highly irregular
         behavior" [syn: atypical, irregular]
      7: lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker";
         "employed on a temporary basis" [syn: irregular,
      8: (of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical;
         "walking was difficult on the irregular cobblestoned surface"
      9: independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat
         irregular private life"; "maverick politicians" [syn:
         irregular, maverick, unorthodox]
      n 1: a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger
           force by sabotage and harassment [syn: guerrilla,
           guerilla, irregular, insurgent]
      2: merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced
         price without the brand name [syn: irregular, second]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  410 Moby Thesaurus words for "irregular":
     Bohemian, Charley, Mickey Mouse, VC, Vietcong, aberrant, abnormal,
     actionable, adrift, affable, afloat, against the law, aimless,
     alternating, amorphous, anamorphous, anarchic, anarchistic,
     anomalistic, anomalous, anomic, askew, asymmetric, asymmetrical,
     atypical, base, bent, bizarre, black-market, bootleg, bowed,
     broken, broken off, bumpy, bushfighter, bushwhacker, capricious,
     careening, casual, catchy, changeable, changeful, changing,
     chargeable, cheap, cheesy, chopped-off, choppy, coarse,
     coarse-grained, cockeyed, common, contorted, contraband,
     contrary to law, cordial, corrugated, craggy, crank, crankish,
     cranky, crazy, criminal, crooked, cross-grained, crotchety,
     crumpled, crunched, decousu, degage, designless, desultory,
     deviable, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, different,
     disarticulated, disconnected, discontinued, discontinuous,
     discrete, disjunct, disjunctive, disordered, disorderly, disparate,
     dispersed, disproportional, disproportionate, distorted,
     divaricate, divergent, diversified, diversiform, dizzy, dotty,
     easy, easygoing, eccentric, episodic, erose, erratic, exceptional,
     extraordinary, familiar, fast and loose, felonious, fey, fickle,
     fitful, flaky, flawed, flickering, flighty, flitting, fluctuating,
     folksy, formless, fourth-class, freakish, freaky, free and easy,
     frivolous, funny, giddy, gracious, grainy, granulated, gratuitous,
     guerrilla, guttering, halting, haphazard, haymish, herky-jerky,
     heteroclite, heteromorphic, hit-or-miss, homely, homespun, homey,
     horripilant, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, ill-matched, ill-sorted,
     illegal, illegitimate, illicit, immethodical, impermissible,
     impetuous, impulsive, inadequate, inchoate, incoherent,
     inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, indiscriminate, inequal,
     inferior, infirm, informal, insufficient, intermittent,
     intermitting, interrupted, irresolute, irresponsible, jagged,
     jerky, jolty, justiciable, kinky, kooky, labyrinthine, lawless,
     linsey-woolsey, loose, lopsided, low-class, low-grade, low-quality,
     low-test, lumpy, lurching, maggoty, maquis, maquisard, mazy, mean,
     meaningless, mercurial, mismatched, misshapen, moody, motley,
     mutable, natural, nonconforming, nonconformist, nonconstitutional,
     noncontinuous, nonlegal, nonlicit, nonlinear, nonsequential,
     nonserial, nonstandard, nonsymmetric, nonsymmetrical,
     nonsystematic, nonuniform, nutty, occasional, odd, oddball,
     off-balance, off-key, offbeat, offhand, offhanded, one-sided,
     orderless, out of proportion, outlaw, outlawed, overbalanced,
     paltry, parenthetic, partisan, patchy, patriot, peculiar, pimply,
     pitted, plain, planless, pluralistic, pocky, poor, potholed,
     promiscuous, punishable, punk, purposeless, queer, quirky, ragged,
     rambling, random, rank, relaxed, resistance, resistance fighter,
     restless, ripply, rough, rough-grained, rough-hewn, roving,
     ruffled, rutted, rutty, scatterbrained, schlock, schmatte, scrappy,
     screwball, screwy, second, second-best, second-class, seedy,
     senseless, shabby, shagged, shaggy, shapeless, shifting, shifty,
     shuffling, simple, singular, skew, skewed, snatchy, sociable,
     spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, spineless, sporadic,
     spotty, sprung, staggering, straggling, straggly, strange, stray,
     straying, subnormal, suspended, systemless, tacky, textured, third,
     third-class, third-rate, tinny, tortuous, triable, twisted,
     unaccountable, unaffected, unallowed, unarranged, unassuming,
     unauthorized, unbalanced, unceremonious, uncertain, unclassified,
     uncommon, unconnected, unconsidered, unconstitutional,
     unconstrained, uncontrolled, unconventional, undependable,
     under-the-counter, under-the-table, underground,
     underground fighter, undirected, undisciplined, unequable, unequal,
     uneven, unfixed, ungraded, unique, unjoined, unkempt, unlawful,
     unlevel, unmethodical, unmetrical, unnatural, unofficial,
     unordered, unorganized, unorthodox, unpolished, unpredictable,
     unrefined, unregular, unreliable, unrestrained, unrhythmical,
     unsettled, unsmooth, unsorted, unstable, unstable as water,
     unstaid, unstatutory, unsteadfast, unsteady, unstudied,
     unsuccessive, unsymmetric, unsymmetrical, unsystematic, ununiform,
     unusual, unwarrantable, unwarranted, vacillating, vagrant, vague,
     variable, variegated, variform, various, varying, veering,
     vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wacky, wandering,
     wanton, warped, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, weird, whimsical,
     wimpled, wishy-washy, wobbling, wobbly, wrongful

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  IRREGULAR. That which is done contrary to the common rules of law; as, 
  irregular process, which is that issued contrary to law and the common 
  practice of the court. Vide Regular and. Irregular Process. 

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