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1 : the structure of something (as a document) as distinguished from its matter [a defect in , not substance]
2 : established procedure according to rule or practice see also form of action
3 : a printed or typed document with blank spaces for insertion of required or requested information [tax s]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.