mat·ter n1: a subject of consideration, disagreement, or litigation: asa: a legal case, dispute, or issuea matter within the court's jurisdiction— often used in titles of legal proceedingsmatter of Doe see also in reb: one or more facts, claims, or rights examined, disputed, asserted, proven, or determined by legal processmatter in controversy1: matter (1) – called also matter in dispute;2: the monetary amount involved in a casematter in issue: a matter that is in dispute as part or all of a legal issuematter of fact: a matter primarily involving proof or evidence rather than a question of lawmatter of form: a matter concerning form or details often of a relatively inessential nature rather than substancea petition invalid because of a matter of formmatter of law: a matter involving or consisting of the application of lawentitled to judgment as a matter of law — National Law Journalmatter of record: a matter (as a fact) entered on the record of a court or other official bodythe security interest was a matter of recordmatter of substance: a matter concerning the merits of a case rather than form or relatively inessential details2: written, printed, or postal materialobscene matter
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
action, causa, cause, cause in court, claim, court action, dispute, inquiry, lawsuit, legal action, legal proceedings, litigation, pleadings, proceedings, suit, suit at law, trial
associated concepts: matter of record
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 controversy, 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
- Certa debet esse intentio, et narratio, et certum fundamentum, et certa res quae deducttur in judicium. — 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 rei ad se non pertlnenti. — It is a fault for anyone to meddle in matters which do not concern himIII index article (commodity), business (affair), case (lawsuit), content (meaning), corpus, entity, gist (substance), happening, import, issue (matter in dispute), materiality (consequence), materiality (physical existence), object, particular, point (item), proceeding, significance, subject (topic)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A situation or state of affairs; the facts that comprise a cause of action or defense.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
n. An issue under consideration in a lawsuit.@ matter in issueThe crux of a case, the matter in controversy.@ matter of factAn issue of the truth or falsity of a pertinent fact.@ matter of lawAn issue pertaining to the applicability or interpretation of a particular law.@ matter of recordAny matter that has been made a part of the official court record.@
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.