Legal Definition and Related Resources of Material

Meaning of Material

Important, going to the merits , having to do with matter as distinguished from form. See Thompson v Lee Rov Crawford produce Co., 233 S. W.2d 295, 149 Tex. 357.

Material Alternative Definition

(1) That which enters into the erection or repair of any structure. It does not include tools or facilities used. 71 Pa. St. 293,
(2) That which is essential or important,

Synonyms of Material

(Important), adjective

  • basic
  • capital
  • cardinal
  • central
  • compelling
  • consequential
  • considerable
  • critical
  • crucial
  • decisive
  • effective
  • essential
  • extensive
  • farreaching
  • fundamental
  • indispensable
  • influential
  • key
  • leading
  • main
  • major
  • memorable
  • momentous
  • necessary
  • paramount
  • pertinent
  • pivotal
  • prevalent
  • primary
  • principal
  • relevant
  • remarkable
  • salient
  • signal
  • significant
  • substantial
  • valuable
  • vital
  • weighty
  • worth considering
  • Associated Concepts: material allegation
  • material alteration
  • material amendment
  • material change in circumstances
  • material defect
  • material defendant
  • material departure from the truth
  • material error
  • material evidence
  • material fact
  • material false representation
  • material misrepresentation
  • material witness

(Physical), adjective

  • actual
  • bodily
  • concrete
  • corporeal
  • corporeus
  • de facto
  • earthly
  • mundane
  • nonspiritual
  • palpable
  • real
  • secular
  • solid
  • substantial
  • tactile
  • tangible
  • temporal
  • unspiritual
  • worldly
  • Associated Concepts: material furnished

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Accomplice, All Fours, Ballot, Cause Of Action, Censorship, Comstock Act, Concealment, Contractor’s Bond, Corporeal, Corroboration, Departure, Deviation, Discovery, , Dying Declaration, Fair Use, Gravamen, Illegal Contract, Immaterial, Inclose, Incorporeal, Informer, Insurance, Jetty, Laches, Marketable Title, Material Evidence, Material Fact, Miscarriage Of Justice, , Motion For Non-suit, Newly Discovered Evidence, Not Guilty, Nuisance, Perjury, Physical, Pleading, Pollute, Pollution, Ratification, Representation, Rolled-up Plea, Sample, , Tangible Property, Total Disability.


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Meaning of Material in Spanish

Description/ translation of material into Spanish: relevante, apropiado; materiality: relevancia[1]

Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where material belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.

Notes and References

  1. Translation of Material published by Antonio Peñaranda



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