civil procedure
civil procedure n: the steps taken and methods used in bringing and conducting a civil action; also: a course of study in the rules of procedure in civil actions

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

civil procedure
n.
The laws governing procedure and practice used in civil litigation.

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


civil procedure
the rules of law regulating the forms, pleading and operation of the civil, as opposed to the criminal, courts.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


civil procedure
The rules set out in both state (usually Code of Civil Procedure) and federal (Federal Code of Procedure) laws that establish the format under which civil lawsuits are filed, pursued, and tried. Civil procedure refers only to form and procedure, and not to the substantive law that gives people the right to sue or defend a lawsuit.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


civil procedure
The methods, procedures, and practices used in civil cases.

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


civil procedure
I
The methods, procedures, and practices used in civil cases.
II The rules and process by which a civil case is tried and appealed, including the preparations for trial, the rules of evidence and trial conduct, and the procedure for pursuing appeals.

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

civil procedure
n.
   the complex and often confusing body of rules and regulations set out in both state (usually Code of Civil Procedure) and federal (Federal Code of Procedure) laws which establish the format under which civil lawsuits are filed, pursued and tried. Civil procedure refers only to form and procedure, and not to the substantive law which gives people the right to sue or defend a lawsuit.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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