substantive right

Definition of "substantive right"
  1. A privilege derived from the fundamental principles of law, not procedural or ancillary rules
How to use "substantive right" in a sentence
  1. The defendant claimed that the search violated his substantive right to privacy.
  2. The regulation infringed on her substantive right to practice her religion freely.
  3. Concerns were raised about the eroding of substantive rights in the proposed legislation.

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