Definitions of "substantive"
  1. Refers to something with a solid basis in reality, instead of just pertaining to its form or procedure
  2. Connected to the rights and duties of individuals and corporations, or influencing their legal actions
  3. Self-sustaining or autonomously present without depending on others
How to use "substantive" in a sentence
  1. Although procedural changes can impact a case, substantive laws typically have a more significant effect.
  2. Substantive laws are critical as they define legal responsibilities and rights.
  3. In contrast to derivative rights, her claim was substantive, existing independently of other claims.

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