Adjective Law

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Definition: Adjective Law


Adjective Law

Quick Summary of Adjective Law


Also, procedural law. That body of law which governs the process of protecting the rights under substantive law.




Full Definition of 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.


Related Phrases


Civil Procedure


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Adjective Law are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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