an issue or matter to be determined according to the relevant principles of law.
(law) an issue requiring the court’s interpretation of the law or relevant principles of the law Compare matter of fact
[mat-er-uh v-fakt] /ˈmæt ər əvˈfækt/ adjective 1. adhering strictly to fact; not imaginative; prosaic; dry; commonplace: a matter-of-fact account of the political rally. 2. direct or unemotional; straightforward; down-to-earth. also matter of fact, 1570s as a noun, originally a legal term (translating Latin res facti), “that portion of an enquiry concerned with the truth or […]
- Matter of opinion
noun 1. a point open to question; a debatable statement
noun, Law. 1. a fact or statement that appears on the record of a court and that can be proved or established by producing such record.
[mat-er] /ˈmæt ər/ noun 1. the substance or substances of which any physical object consists or is composed: the matter of which the earth is made. 2. physical or corporeal substance in general, whether solid, liquid, or gaseous, especially as distinguished from incorporeal substance, as spirit or mind, or from qualities, actions, and the like. […]