procedure n1 : one or more methods or steps for the enforcement or administration of rights, duties, justice, or laws [civil ] [police ] compare procedural law , substantive law
2 : a particular and esp. established way of doing something [a medical ] [security s ]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.