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Substantial Justice

substantial justice n

: justice of a sufficient degree esp. to satisfy a standard of fairness
: justice administered according to the substance and not necessarily the form of the law [all pleadings shall be so construed as to do substantial justice "Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 8(f)"] see also fair play and substantial justice

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

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