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matter

(Case), noun action, causa, cause, cause in court, claim, court action, dispute, inquiry, lawsuit, legal accion, legal proceedings, litigation, pleadings, proceedings, suit, suit at law, trial
Associated concepts: matter of record

matter

(Subject), noun business on hand, case, case in question, claim, concern, debatable point, dispute, field of inquiry, institutum, issue, item on the agenda, point, point at issue, point in question, problem, proposition, propositum, question, res, subject for inquiry, subject matter, topic, topic for discussion
Associated concepts: immaterial matter, matter in controoersy, matter in dispute, matter in issue, matter in pais, matter of fact, matter of form, matter of law, matter of record, matter of substance, matters pending
Foreign phrases: Certa debet esse intentio, et narratio, et certum fundamentum, et certa res quae deducitur in juuicium.The intention, declaration, foundation, and matter brought to judgment ought to be certain. Eventus varios res nova semper habet. A new matter always holds the possibility of a different result. Culpa est immiscere se rel ad se non pertinenti. It is a fault for anyone to meddle in matters which do not concern him.
See also: affair, article, business, case, consequence, content, corpus, entity, gist, happening, import, issue, item, lawsuit, materiality, matter in dispute, meaning, object, particular, point, proceeding, significance, subject, substance

MATTER. Some substantial or essential thing, opposed to form; facts.

MATTER, IMPERTINENT, Equity pleading. That which is altogether irrelevant to the case, that does not appertain or belong to it; id est, qui ad rem non pertinet. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4163. See Impertinent.

MATTER, SCANDALOUS, equity pleading. A false and malicious statement of facts, not relevant to the cause. But nothing which is positively relevant, however harsh or gross the charge may be, can be considered scandalous. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4163.
     2. A bill cannot by the general practice, be referred for impertinence after the defendant has answered, or submitted to answer, but it may be referred for scandal at any time, and even upon the application of a stranger to the suit, for he has the right to prevent the records of the court from being made the vehicle of spreading slanders against himself. Id. n. 41f 64.

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The researchers cautioned that they cannot draw a direct, causal connection between meditation and preserving gray matter in the brain.
Among older women with diabetes for whom the glucose-based energy metabolism promoted by estrogen is already compromised, this downregulation of alternative energy sources may lead to increased atrophy of gray matter, which has a greater metabolic demand relative to white matter," Dr.
Our aim was to address whether the constant management of two spoken languages leads to cognitive advantages and the larger gray matter we observed in Spanish-English bilinguals, or whether other aspects of being bilingual, such as the large vocabulary associated with having two languages, could account for this," explains Olumide Olulade, PhD, the study's lead author and post-doctoral fellow at GUMC.
Reduced gray matter volume can result from the destruction of or damage to gray matter neurons.
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Just as lifting weights builds muscle, speaking two languages bulks up a person's gray matter, the brain tissue that's vital to processing information.
The opening gambit--a riff on the catwalk--featured haute couture as filtered through the gray matter of dancer/costume designer Holly Johnston: Fashioned from leather fetish wear and everyday junk (plastic trash bags, newspapers), this "collection," as trotted out by the eight-member troupe, made mockery of modeling at the same time it paid homage to the body.
I'm dredging gray matter depths to come up with an analogy equivalent to Al Sharpton's chances of winning the Democratic nomination for President in 2004.
Thankfully, a new breed of environmentalist--led by the cultural gadflies at Adbusters Quarterly--is working on strategies to reduce the synaptic garbage piling up in various depositories of our distressed gray matter.
Or visit Games to dive into animated action, play online versions of your fave sports or activate your gray matter with a brain teaser or two.
The verb that means to strain one's gray matter is rack.
Now, a Joslin Diabetes Center-led collaboration has documented for the first time subtle changes in the gray matter of the brain of type 1 diabetes patients compared to control subjects who did not have diabetes.