What is MATTER IN DISPUTE?

The subject of litigation ; the matter for which a suit is brought and upon which issue isjoined, and in relation to which jurors are called and witnesses examined. Lee v.Watson, 1 Wall. 339, 17 L. Ed. 557; Smith v. Adams, 130 U. S. 167, 9 Sup. Ct 566, 32L. Ed. 985.

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