adjective law


adjective law
ad·jec·tive law /'a-jik-tiv-/ n: the portion of the law that deals with the rules of procedure governing evidence, pleading, and practice compare substantive law

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

adjective law
I noun legal course to adhere to, legal methods, procedural law II index procedure

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adjective law
n.
Rules of procedure; the rules that administer substantive law.

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


adjective law
The aggregate of rules of procedure or practice. Also called adjectival law, as opposed to that body of law that the courts are established to administer (called substantive law), it means the rules according to which the substantive law is administered, e.g., Rules of civil procedure. That part of the law that provides a method for enforcing or maintaining rights, or obtaining redress for their invasion. Pertains to and prescribes the practice, method, procedure, or legal machinery by which substantive law is enforced or made effective.

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


adjective law
I
The aggregate of rules of procedure or practice. Also called adjectival law, as opposed to that body of law that the courts are established to administer (called substantive law), it means the rules according to which the substantive law is administered, e.g., Rules of civil procedure. That part of the law that provides a method for enforcing or maintaining rights, or obtaining redress for their invasion. Pertains to and prescribes the practice, method, procedure, or legal machinery by which substantive law is enforced or made effective.
II Also, procedural law. That body of law which governs the process of protecting the rights under substantive law.

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

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