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Procedure

The methods by which legal rights are enforced; the specific machinery for carrying on a lawsuit, including process, the pleadings, rules of evidence, and rules of Civil Procedure or Criminal Procedure.

The form, manner, and order of steps taken in conducting a lawsuit are all regulated by procedural law, which regulates how the law will be administered. Substantive Law creates and defines rights that exist under the law.

Cross-references

Civil Procedure.

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procedure

n. the methods and mechanics of the legal process. These include filing complaints, answers and demurrers, serving documents on the opposition, setting hearings, depositions, motions, petitions, interrogatories, preparing orders, giving notice to the other parties, conduct of trials, and all the rules and laws governing that process. Every state has a set of procedural statutes (often called the Codes of Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure), courts have so-called "local rules," which govern times for filing documents, conduct of the courts and other technicalities. Law practice before the federal courts operates under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). Procedural law is distinguished from "substantive" law, which involves the statutes and legal precedents upon which cases are tried and judgments made.

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It is worth noticing that steps 15 and 16 use a transfer function corresponding to rule (9) at address 8, where the subroutine record is sr = [(5,{3}), (7,{4})], and thus mvs_in(5, sr) = {3, 4}, sbs_in(5, sr) = {5, 7}, and sr_bef(5, sr) = [].
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The second condition is a slight simplification of the rules for subroutines defined in Lindholm and Yellin [1996], which do allow a subroutine to return more than one level up in the implicit subroutine call stack in certain cases, but does match the definitions presented in Sarti and Abadi [1999].
During the third subroutine, the interventionist provided a verbal directive to clean up toys, such as, "Ok, let's clean up our toys." The interventionist then modeled cleaning up with non-target stimuli, putting toys back in the box while tacting them.
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The effect of this reduction becomes greater the more nesting subroutine calls a program has.
The K-S test, as implemented by the FORTRAN subroutine KSONE [3], finds the maximum distance ([d.sub.max]) between the theoretical and the empirical DF as well the significance level [P.sub.KS] (see equations 14.3.5 and 14.3.9 in [3]).