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(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


(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 emphasis of the theory on the connection between relationships and work suggests that relationships are the main source of attaining "meaning, matter, and dignity" (Blustein, 2011, p.
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After completing this study, we know less about dark matter than we did before," said lead author Matt Walker, a Hubble Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics.
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave.
Normally, ordinary and dark matter would be together in the same clump.
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Larkin again suggest it "doesn't matter [italics added] if employees trust" the CEO, only that they trust the organization will implement the CEO's plan, and besides, they say, it's impossible to increase CEO trust no matter what you do.
Several delegates and table groups argued that if same-sex blessings are a matter of doctrine, then the nationally-representative General Synod should decide the matter, not individual dioceses.
Small group activities within large classroom guidance time can allow for students to create a wellness plan for their lives that includes both healthy ethnic identifies and the identification of persons and activities through which they can feel as if they belong and matter.
What types of intellectual property rights to genetics and genomics-related subject matter are being, or should be, sought, obtained, or refused?
William Schmidt and his colleagues, the authors of Why Schools Matter, are largely responsible for this notion.