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illegal procedure

noun, Football.
1.
a penalty assessed against the offensive team for a technical rules violation, as in assuming an illegal formation.
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  • In the presence of the judge the opposition made by Kozma Horvath to the illegal procedure was in vain.

  • And I'm about to attempt an illegal procedure, only I'm going to do it legally.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne

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