Legal Definition of procedural law
: 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 law — Miller v. American Dredging Corp., 595 So. 2d 615 (1992) also : a particular law of this nature — compare substantive law
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