civil procedure

noun

Legal Definition of civil procedure

: 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

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“Civil procedure.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/civil%20procedure. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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