subject-matter


subject-matter
The subject, or matter presented for consideration; the thing in dispute; the right which one party claims as against the other, as the right to divorce; of ejectment; to recover money; to have foreclosure. Flower Hospital v. Hart, 178 Okl. 447, 62 P.2d 1248, 1252.
Nature of cause of action, and of relief sought. In trusts, the res or the things themselves which are held in trust. Restatement, Second, Trusts, No. 2

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