noun, plural tech·ni·cal·i·ties for 2, 3.
Examples from the Web for technicality
It will not be your legal responsibility, but you're simply winning on a technicality.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was arrested, tried and, thanks to a technicality, acquitted.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life|Chimamanda Adichie|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The case was tossed out the following year on a technicality.
The effect would be to knock down California's gay-marriage ban on a technicality, without affecting the rest of the country.Will the Supreme Court Dodge a Big Marriage Equality Decision?|David Frum|March 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I said “Britcom” earlier; Father Ted is only that on a technicality.
Technicality is as little consonant with the one as with the other.
Even if the Cubs had claimed it on a technicality, even if we had really won the pennant once, that game had to be played now.Pitching in a Pinch|Christy Mathewson
I still think Jimmie Time and Boogles were beating the law—on a technicality.Somewhere in Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
This I cal186l the Apology of technicality inspired by tyranny.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
She slid into the silence with a technicality, asking if John still took his old inordinate amount of sugar.Tales and Fantasies|Robert Louis Stevenson