The part of a judicial inquiry concerned with the interpretation of the law. Often contrasted with matter of fact.
- One reason is if the judge concludes, as a matter of law, that the defendant owed no duty to the plaintiff.
- 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.
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