material,adj.1. Of or relating to matter; physical <material goods>.2. Having some logical connection with the consequential facts <material evidence>. [Cases: Evidence 143. C.J.S. Evidence §§ 197, 201–204.] 3. Of such a nature that knowledge of the item would affect a person’s decision-making; significant; essential <material alteration of the document>. Cf. RELEVANT. [CASES: ALTERATION OF INSTRUMENTS 1.C.J.S. ALTERATION OF INSTRUMENTS §§ 2–4.] — MATERIALITY,N.

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