as a matter of form

Definition of as a matter of form

  1. —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

matterplay
  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify

formplay
  1. :  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

    :  beauty

  1. :  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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