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MATERNAL.
That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line. ... more

MATERNAL PROPERTY.
That which comes from the mother of the party, and other ascendants of the maternal stock. Domat, Liv. Prel. tit. 3, s. 2, n.... more

MATERNITY.
The state or condition of a mother. 2. It is either legitimate or natural. The former is the condition of the mother who has given... more

MATERTERA.
Maternal aunt; the sister of one s mother. Inst. 3, 4, 3; Dig. 38, 10, 10, 14. ... more

MATHEMATICAL EVIDENCE.
That evidence which is established by a demonstration. It is used in contradistinction to moral evidence. (q. v.) ... more

MATRICULA,
civil law. A register in which are inscribed the names of persons who become members of an association or society. Dig. 50, 3, 1. In... more

MATRIMONIAL CAUSES.
In the English ecclesiastical courts there are five kinds of causes which are classed under this head. 1. Causes for a malicious jactitation. 2. Suits... more

MATRIMONIUM.
By this word is understood the inheritance descending to a man, ex parti matris. It is but little used. 2. Among the Romans this... more

MATRIMONY.
See Marriage. ... more

MATRINA.
A godmother. ... more

MATRON.
A married woman, generally an elderly married woman. 2. By the laws of England, when a widow feigns herself with child, in order to... more

MATTER.
Some substantial or essential thing, opposed to form; facts. ... more

MATTER IN PAYS
Literally, matter in the country; matter of fact, as distinguished from matter of law, or matter of record. Steph. Pl. 197. Vide Country. ... more

MATTER IN DEED.
Matter in deed is such matter as may be proved or established by a deed or specialty. In another sense it signifies matter of fact,... more

MATTER OF FACT,
pleading. Matter which goes in denial of a declaration, and Dot in avoidance of it. Bac. Ab. Pleas, &c. G 3; Hob. 127. ... more

MATTER OF LAW,
ct contained in such pleading, but admitting them avoids them. Bac. Ab. Pleas, &c. G 3. Matter of law, is that which is referred to... more

MATTER OF RECORD.
Those facts which may be proved by the production of a record. It differs from matter in deed, which consists of facts which may... more

MATTER, IMPERTINENT,
Equity pleading. That which is altogether irrelevant to the case, that does not appertain or belong to it; id est, qui ad rem non... more

MATTER, SCANDALOUS,
equity pleading. A false and malicious statement of facts, not relevant to the cause. But nothing which is positively relevant, however harsh or gross the... more

MATURITY.
The time when a bill or note becomes due. In order to bind the endorsers such note or bill must be protested, when not paid,... more

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