substantive law

Definition of "substantive law"
  1. The body of law that establishes the duties, rights, and punishments for everyone within its authority
How to use "substantive law" in a sentence
  1. Substantive law outlines the public's rights and duties.
  2. Crimes and their respective punishments are defined by substantive law.
  3. The lawsuit was based on substantive law defining civil rights.

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