adjective law

The aggregate of rules of procedure or practice.
Also called adjectival law, as opposed to that body of law which the courts are established to administer (called "substantive law"), it means the rules according to which the substantive law is administered; e.g. Rules of Civil Procedure.
That part of the law which provides a method for enforcing or maintaining rights, or obtaining redress for their invasion. Maurizi v. Western Coal & Mining Co., 321 Mo. 378, 11 S.W.2d 268, 272.
Pertains to and prescribes practice, method, procedure or legal machinery by which substantive law is enforced or made effective. Ambrose v. State Dept. of Public Health and Welfare, Mo.App., 319 S.W.2d 271, 274.
See also procedural law,

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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