procedural law

noun

: law that prescribes the procedures and methods for enforcing rights and duties and for obtaining redress (as in a suit) and that is distinguished from law that creates, defines, or regulates rights
the federal courts in diversity actions must apply state substantive law and federal procedural lawMiller v. American Dredging Corp., 595 So. 2d 615 (1992)
also : a particular law of this nature compare substantive law

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“Procedural law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/procedural%20law. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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