matter in controversy

Definition of "matter in controversy"
  1. An issue or dispute that forms the basis of a lawsuit or litigation
How to use "matter in controversy" in a sentence
  1. The plaintiff must demonstrate a valid matter in controversy for the lawsuit to proceed.
  2. The judge will only hear cases where the matter in controversy is clearly defined.
  3. The defense argued that there was no real matter in controversy, asking for the case to be dismissed.

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