matter of fact

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Originated in the 19th century by natural philosophers of the Royal Society in London


matter of fact (plural matters of fact)

  1. a fact
  2. (idiomatic) a more factual correction
  3. (idiomatic) something completely true
    As a matter of fact, the car is midnight blue.
  4. (law) Something that is to be tried or proved; an allegation forming the basis of a claim or defense.

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  • Black's Law Dictionary 10th Edition (2014)