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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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It appears that the mattering literature has not reached consensus on the components of interpersonal mattering.
Elliott and his colleagues transformed Rosenberg and McCullough's (1981) model and developed the Interpersonal Mattering scale.
For the second category of their framework, Elliott and his colleagues (2004) highlighted the relationship between the individual and the other and identified two forms of mattering based on the direction of the relationship: importance and reliance.
2004), Marshall and Lambert (2006) used Rosenberg and McCullough's (1981) model only for a theoretical background and identified emerging themes of mattering from their interview data.
s (2004) forms of mattering (attention, importance, and reliance), professional counselors are in opportune positions (a) to attend to clients, (b) to demonstrate how important clients are to them and to the counseling process, and (c) to illustrate to clients that they rely on them for successful counseling goals and outcomes.
Mattering to others has been found to be related to individuals' higher levels of self-concept and self-significance and higher levels of wellness, psychosocial well-being, social support, and job satisfaction (Connolly & Myers, 2002; Dixon Rayle & Chung, in press; Elliott et al.
The counseling relationship illustrates such a significant interaction wherein mattering acts as a powerful dynamic.
Counselors are encouraged to keep themselves informed about the growing knowledge concerning the mattering phenomenon, sharpen their understanding of mattering, and use mattering as a method for strengthening the counseling relationship.
The results of this study suggest that the three factors of ethnic identity, acculturation, and mattering are not interrelated and do not function together to predict adolescent wellness.
School counselors would do well to integrate knowledge, awareness, and skills related to adolescents' ethnic identity development, acculturation experiences, perceptions of mattering, and overall wellness into their comprehensive counseling programs in order to meet the diverse needs of both minority and nonminority students.
acculturation, and mattering as these factors seem to have an effect on overall wellness.
The findings of this study suggest that the path to wellness in adolescence will vary for given individuals and will be influenced by several variables, including their ethnic identity, the experience of navigating the mainstream culture and their ethnic culture, and their perceived levels of mattering to others.