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Material

material adj

1 : of, relating to, or consisting of physical matter
2 : being of real importance or consequence
3 : being an essential component [the terms of the contract]
4 : being relevant to a subject under consideration
;specif
: being such as would affect or be taken into consideration by a reasonable person in acting or making a decision see also insider trading
ma·te·ri·al·i·ty [mə-tir-ē-a-lə-tē]
n

ma·te·ri·al·ly adv

n : something used for or made the object of consideration or study
;specif
: evidence see also brady material



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.