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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. Law In the matter or case of; in regard to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • prep. In the matter of; with regard to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the matter of: used especially in legal phraseology.


Latin in rē : in, in + , ablative of rēs, thing, matter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin, literally meaning "in the matter [of]" (Wiktionary)


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