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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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In a realistic, matter-of-fact manner, Bailey discusses the day-to-day activities of pilots and crews, describes their training, and provides exciting accounts of the air battles.
Given that distance, you'd expect some emotional fireworks, but Mom welcomes her prodigal son back home in such a matter-of-fact way, you'd think he'd just gone out for a quart of milk.
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The author's training as a life coach and motivational speaker comes across in his informal, matter-of-fact tone.
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For the Leiden humanists, not the mathematical usefulness of the Copernican astronomy, but its relevance to some cosmic harmony was appealing, an attitude which Vermij also finds in the views of Snellius, Mulerius, and even Stevin, whose dependence on the learned elites of Leiden contrasts nicely with his general matter-of-fact approach.
The matter-of-fact tone is in striking contrast with its topic, underscoring the banality of television's treatment of our recent wars and its absurd sanitizing of battle.
Though a member of a generation of American composers that included many prominent figures who were gay (John Cage, Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem), Harrison was more open and matter-of-fact than any of them.
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