Definition of in the matter of in English:

in the matter of


  • As regards.

    ‘the British are given preeminence in the matter of tea’
    • ‘To her further credit, she has also agreed to let sanity be our guide in the matter of whether a medium-sized family suitcase is any place for a surfboard.’
    • ‘It has also proved unfair to women, leaving out choice in the matter of reproductive rights.’
    • ‘I believe this is precisely the case in the matter of whether or not to extend the arm before the lunge, as it is in so many others.’
    • ‘The mind of human beings is too complex and too unpredictable, especially in the matter of love, of relationships and of love.’
    • ‘I have received some enlightenment in the matter of column position.’
    • ‘It is highly influential in the matter of selling wine to restaurants, hotels and high-income consumers.’
    • ‘But my sympathy is entirely with him in the matter of this guy squirting water into his face.’
    • ‘It is not so easy to justify extravagance in the matter of funerals.’
    • ‘But it isn't only in the matter of sharing water that the states tend to act in an irresponsible manner.’
    • ‘But corruption is rife in the matter of distribution of cards and relief goods.’
    regarding, concerning, with reference to, referring to, with regard to, with respect to, respecting, relating to, in relation to, on, touching on, dealing with, relevant to, with relevance to, in the context of, connected with, on the subject of, in the matter of, apropos, re