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Substance

substance n

1 : substantive law [was a question of and not process] compare procedure
2 : something (as language) essential esp. to establishing a valid right, claim, or charge [a title defective in form, not ]



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.