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matter of law

noun, Law.
an issue or matter to be determined according to the relevant principles of law. Unabridged
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  • Of course it is always possible, as a matter of law, to create forms of managerial accountability to non-owners.
  • The costs cannot be borne by the state as a matter of law.
  • Honestly, everything in the article you post is similarly wrong as a matter of law.
  • If it were only a matter of law, the public would not feel stranded.
  • For the following reasons, the court erred as a matter of law when it so ruled.
  • Accordingly, appellees contended that summary judgment was appropriate as a matter of law.
  • Dial appeals from the denial of its motion for judgment as a matter of law and from the judgment.
British Dictionary definitions for matter of law

matter of law

(law) an issue requiring the court's interpretation of the law or relevant principles of the law Compare matter of fact
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