procedure
pro·ce·dure /prə-'sē-jər/ n
1: one or more methods or steps for the enforcement or administration of rights, duties, justice, or laws
police procedure compare procedural law, substantive law
2: a particular and esp. established way of doing something
a medical procedure
security procedure s

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

procedure
I noun act, action, adjective law, behavior, common practice, conduct, course, course of action, custom, established method, habit, line of action, manner of proceeding, manner of working, matter of course, measure, method, methodology, mode, mode of operation, mode of use, modus operandi, motion, order, particular course of action, plan, plan of action, policy, practice, proceeding, process, program, proscribed form, routine, rule, scheme, set form, set format, step, strategy, system, tactics, usage, way, way of operation associated concepts: civil procedure, criminal procedure, judicial procedure, pretrial procedure, rule of procedure foreign phrases:
- Cursus curiae est lex curiae. — The practice of the court is the law of the court
II index agenda, avenue (means of attainment), campaign, conduct, constant, course, direction (course), expedient, form (arrangement), maneuver (tactic), manner (behavior), matter of course, method, mode, modus operandi, operation, policy (plan of action), polity, practice (custom), proceeding, process (course), rule (guide), scheme, step, strategy, system

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


procedure
n.
A method of doing something; the formal steps and methods used in conducting a lawsuit. See also civil procedure, criminal procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

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


procedure
1) A method or act that furthers a legal process. Procedures include filing complaints, serving documents, setting hearings, and conducting trials.
2) The established rule or series of steps that governs a civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution. (See also: civil procedure, criminal procedure)
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


procedure
n. A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
@ civil procedure
A procedure to determine the rights of the parties, as distinguished from a criminal procedure.
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@ criminal procedure
The process by which the government imposes penalties for criminal behavior through the devices of arrest, trial, and punishment of the convicted criminal.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


procedure
The methods by which legal rights are enforced; the specific machinery for carrying on a lawsuit, including process, the pleadings, rules of evidence, and rules of civil procedure or criminal procedure.

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


procedure
The methods by which legal rights are enforced; the specific machinery for carrying on a lawsuit, including process, the pleadings, rules of evidence, and rules of civil procedure or criminal procedure.

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

procedure
n.
   the methods and mechanics of the legal process. These include filing complaints, answers and demurrers; serving documents on the opposition; setting hearings, depositions, motions, petitions, interrogatories; preparing orders; giving notice to the other parties; conduct of trials; and all the rules and laws governing that process. Every state has a set of procedural statutes (often called the Codes of Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure), and courts have so-called "local rules," which govern times for filing documents, conduct of the courts and other technicalities. Law practice before the federal courts operates under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Procedural law is distinguished from "substantive" law, which involves the statutes and legal precedents upon which cases are tried and judgments made.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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