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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Given his views on active and passive forces, 'all of the activity of a corporeal substance derives from its own internal states', and therefore 'there is no genuine causal communication between substances' (175).
And it is important to notice the precise use Ovid makes of his expressions of similitude and corporeal substance:
This paper presents Leibniz and Des Bosses's views on extension and the corporeal substance. It presents Des Bosses's philosophical project as a way of shedding light on the well-known correspondence between the two and uses a previously unexplored text: Des Bosses's outline of a metaphysical treatise of his own.
Claude Weber delves into Clauberg's attempt of providing a systematic description of the etymology of the German language, Theo Verbeek into Clauberg's activity as a teacher of Descartes's Principia philosophiae, and Christia Mercer into Clauberg's notion of corporeal substance. Michael Albrecht, finally, considers the impact of Clauberg's work from the peculiar and nonetheless very proper standpoint of "eclectic philosophy." A biographical and bibliographical sketch by Theo Verbeek concludes the volume.
Chapter 10 carefully examines the interrelations between (1) the primitive entelechy or soul, (2) primary matter, (3) the monad, (4) secondary matter (the organic machine), and (5) corporeal substance. Chapters 11, 12, and 13 are taken up with Adams' refutation of the charge made by Garber and others of inconsistency, that "in the middle years (the mid-1680s to 1704) Leibniz held a view which was more realistic, less idealistic, and specifically more Aristotelian" (p.