One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A point of correct procedure.‘they must as a matter of proper form check to see that there is no tax liability’
- ‘Up to now I always took such statements as being a matter of form, something that judges say as a way of consoling those who didn't win.’
- ‘If he is a just man who protects the poor he will be popular and will not need an electoral mandate, except as a matter of form.’
- ‘First, the highly-detailed acreage and storage estimates were released as a matter of form.’
- ‘This is not a matter of form but impinges on a fundamental principle of separation of powers and detracts from any necessary guarantee against the possibility of abuse.’
- ‘As a matter of form, identical rent review provisions are contained in the underlease as in the lease.’
- ‘The lessee would have a reasonable expectation that the consent is really only a matter of form by that stage.’
- ‘Your Honour, the only other matter is that, as a matter of form, I submit, the condition should be against the Commonwealth, rather than the Attorney.’
- ‘But, as a matter of form, they had to produce one.’
- ‘In my judgment, it cannot be said that, as a matter of form, the Council have created a fetter upon their discretion.’
- ‘It is not the appreciation, but the abuse of liberty, to withdraw altogether from the polls, or to visit them merely as a matter of form, without carefully investigating the merits of the candidates.’
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