Administrative Procedure Act
n.
A federal law that governs the proceedings of federal administrative agencies.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Administrative Procedure Act
A federal statute establishing the rules and regulations for applications, claims, hearings, and appeals involving governmental agencies. There are similar acts in many states which spell out the rules for dealing with state government agencies. (See also: administrative law)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Administrative Procedure Act
n. A federal statute governing the rule-making and administrative proceedings of federal administrative agencies by providing guidelines for rule-making and adjudicative hearings, judicial review, and public access. Most states have similar statutes governing their state administrative agencies. Abbreviated APA.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Administrative Procedure Act
n.
   the federal act which established the rules and regulations for applications, claims, hearings and appeals involving governmental agencies. There are similar acts in many states which spell out the rules for dealing with state government agencies.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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