Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • preposition Law In the matter of. Used in case captions to designate cases that lack parties, such as one concerning the probate of a will.
  • preposition In regard to.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • preposition In the matter of; with regard to.

Etymologies

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

[Latin in rē : in, in + , ablative of rēs, thing, matter.]

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From Latin, literally meaning "in the matter [of]"

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