Substantive law

Substantive law is the set of laws that governs how members of a society are to behave.[1] It is contrasted with procedural law, which is the set of procedures for making, administering, and enforcing substantive law.[1] Substantive law defines rights and responsibilities in civil law, and crimes and punishments in criminal law.[1] It may be codified in statutes or exist through precedent in common law.

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  1. ^ a b c Substantive Law vs. Procedural Law: Definitions and Differences,, [1]