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substantial right n
: an important or essential right that merits enforcement or protection by the law
: a right related to a matter of substance as distinguished from a matter of form
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.