matter of record

noun Law.
a fact or statement that appears on the record of a court and that can be proved or established by producing such record.

Origin:
1600–10

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It should be a matter of record that this scheme was not formulated by the
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Moreover, it is a matter of record that the approval committee refused to
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As a matter of record he has stolen money from the insurance concern for which
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