Meaning of matter of course

mat'ter of course'

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  1. something that follows in logical, natural, or customary sequence or that is treated as such: After such reprisals, war followed as a matter of course.

mat•ter-of-course

Pronunciation: (mat'ur uv kôrs', -kōrs'), [key]
— adj.
  1. occurring or proceeding in or as if in the logical, natural, or customary course of things; expected or inevitable.
  2. accepting things as occurring in their natural course, or characterized by an acceptance of things as such: to be matter-of-course in confronting the difficulties of existence.
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