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TERM

substantive law

CONTEXT & COMMENTS

Def.: In criminal law and procedure, substantive law declares what acts are crimes and imposes penalties, while procedural law sets the steps by which a violator is brought to punishment. •The different degrees of a crime are defined by substantive law. On the other hand, the right to a speedy trial is an example of a right that is protected by procedural law.

SUGGESTED TRANSLATIONS

derecho sustantivo/material/de fondo

Category

LEGAL

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Created at 2/27/2014 10:27 AM by jonathanw
Last modified at 3/25/2014 9:28 AM by jonathanw