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That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.
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
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
Maternal aunt; the sister of one s mother. Inst. 3, 4, 3; Dig. 38, 10, 10, 14.
That evidence which is established by a demonstration. It is used in contradistinction to moral evidence. (q. v.)
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
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
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
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
Some substantial or essential thing, opposed to form; facts.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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