matter of form

Definition of "matter of form"
  1. An issue focusing on procedure or minor details instead of substantive content
How to use "matter of form" in a sentence
  1. The document was held up because there was a matter of form that needed to be addressed.
  2. The lawyer argued that the error was merely a matter of form and did not affect the case's outcome.
  3. The judge dismissed the objection, stating it was merely a matter of form.

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