Definition of Matter of law
1. Noun. A disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide.
Generic synonyms: Head, Question
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Lexicographical Neighbors of Matter Of Law
Literary usage of Matter of law
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"An issue upon matter of law is called a demurrer; and it confesses the facts to be true, as stated by the opposite party; but denies that, ..."
2. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"Matter of fact, in contradistinction to matter of law. Co. Litt. 320; Steph. ... Matter of fact, as distinguished from matter of law or matter of record. ..."
3. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Mistake of matter of law affecting the situation antecedent to the bargain. If the only mistake of the parties related to some matter, either of fact or law ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"Its action is not based on evidence of an attempted fraud upon the jurisdiction of the court, but upon the assumption, as matter of law. that upon the face ..."
5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... and their finding having been approved by the trial judge, this court cannot, as a matter of law, say that the verdict Is contrary to the evidence. ..."
6. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"Quoad, therefore, the matter of law, the judgment was the judgment of the court of quarter sessions. Then the arbitrator, to whom the matter of fact was ..."
7. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"matter of law is the result of expression given to the will of a person, or set of persons, having power to produce pain on the part of the person or ..."