substantial right

noun

Legal Definition of substantial right

: an important or essential right that merits enforcement or protection by the law : a right related to a matter of substance as distinguished from a matter of form

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“Substantial right.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/substantial%20right. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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