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substantive right

noun
1.
a right, as life, liberty, or property, recognized for its own sake and as part of the natural legal order of society.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples from the web for substantive right
  • The substantive right of tenure is that the discharge must be for some good reason.
  • The statute does not give claimants any substantive right to representation by an attorney.
  • It ensures that the party before the court has a substantive right to enforce the claim that is being made in the litigation.

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