Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • Examples: with reënter, the e in re is pronounced “EE,” while the first e in enter is pronounced “EH.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • First, That whereas, with that which is equivalent unto it, all the world, it is used seven or eight times in the New Testament, it cannot be made appear, clearly and undeniably, that in any place (save perhaps one, where it is used in re necessariâ) it compriseth all and every man in the world; so that unless some circumstance in this place enforce that sense (which it doth not), it will be a plain wresting of the words to force that interpretation upon them.

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • Indeed, the sole result of Guderian's visit was that OKW briefly turned its attention to the Eastern front and ordered (while Guderian was returning to Zossen and without informing him) the two SS Panzer divisions of Gille's corps which were in re - serve behind Warsaw to proceed to Hungary and "raise the siege of Budapest."

    Barbarossa

  • The powder is kept in an étui called Makhalah and applied with a thick blunt needle to the inside of the eyelid, drawing it along the rim; hence etui and probe denote the sexual rem in re and in cases of adultery the question will be asked, Didst thou see the needle in the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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