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procedural law n
: 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)"]
: a particular law of this nature compare substantive law
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.