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substantive

adjective actual, appreciable, basic, concrete, considerable, constituent, elemental, essential, existent, existing, fundamental, important, independent, main, material, not subordinate, objective, palpable, primary, principal, real, requisite, separate, solid, tangible, underlying, vital
Associated concepts: substantive law, substantive right, subbtantive statute of limitations
See also: actual, appreciable, basic, cardinal, concrete, corporeal, de facto, necessary, organic, physical, ponderable, solid, sound, substantial, tangible, virtual

substantive

relating to the essential legal principles administered by the courts, as opposed to practice and procedure.