One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The part of a judicial inquiry concerned with the interpretation of the law.Often contrasted with matter of fact
- ‘That issue is to be determined in the context of the function of a coroner's inquest, which is a matter of law.’
- ‘It is submitted there can be no criticism as a matter of law of that decision.’
- ‘It is not required as a matter of law for a conviction to be sustained.’
- ‘First, the court must decide whether it can, as a matter of law, assume jurisdiction.’
- ‘One reason is if the judge concludes, as a matter of law, that the defendant owed no duty to the plaintiff.’
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