as a matter of form
Definition of as a matter of form
—used to say that something is done because it is polite, usual, or required He was asked to participate only as a matter of form.
Word by Word Definitions
: a subject under consideration
: a subject of disagreement or litigation
: the events or circumstances of a particular situation
: to form or discharge pus : suppurate
: to be of importance : signify
: the shape and structure of something as distinguished from its material
: a body (as of a person) especially in its external appearance or as distinguished from the face : figure
: to give a particular shape to : shape or mold into a certain state or after a particular model
: to arrange themselves in
: to model by instruction and discipline
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