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1 : 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.