substantive right


substantive right

noun

Definition of SUBSTANTIVE RIGHT

:  a right (as of life, liberty, property, or reputation) held to exist for its own sake and to constitute part of the normal legal order of society

First Known Use of SUBSTANTIVE RIGHT

1939

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