matter of law
matter of law see matter

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

matter of law
n.
A question of the proper law to apply to the facts of a case, to be determined by the judge; also called a question of law.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


matter of law
That which is determined or ascertained through the use of statutes, rules, court decisions, and interpretations of legal principles.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


matter of law
That which is determined or ascertained through the use of statutes, rules, court decisions, and interpretations of legal principles.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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