procedural law
procedural law n: law that prescribes the procedures and methods for enforcing rights and duties and for obtaining redress (as in a suit) and that is distinguished from law that creates, defines, or regulates rights
the federal courts in diversity actions must apply state substantive law and federal procedural lawMiller v. American Dredging Corp., 595 So. 2d 615 (1992); also: a particular law of this nature compare substantive law

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

procedural law
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


procedural law
Law that establishes the rules of the court and the methods used to ensure the rights of individuals in the court system. In particular, laws that provide how the busines of the court is to be conducted. Compare: substantive law
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


procedural law
The body of law that prescribes formal steps to be taken in enforcing legal rights.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


procedural law
The body of law that prescribes formal steps to be taken in enforcing legal rights.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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