matter of law

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matter of law

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(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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Noun1.matter of law - a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decidematter of law - a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
question, head - the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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But in the 1930s and, especially, by the 1950s, the dominance of a developmental model of sexuality intersected with matters of law, and the new psychology began to alter both legislation and legal culture in strategic ways.
It is my understanding that precedent is very important in matters of law.
However, just as we stated back in August, we feel strongly that there are numerous material facts and matters of law and that when presented to the appellate level court, the summary judgment and subsequent awarding of legal fees and costs will be overturned.