What is PROCEDURE?

This word is commonly opposed to the sum of legal principles consti- tuting the substance of the law, and denotes the body of rules, whether of practice or ot pleading, whereby rights are effectuated through the successful application of the proper remedies. It is also generally distin- guished from the law of evidence. Brown. See Kriug v. Missouri, 107 U. S. 221, 2 Sup. Ct. 443, 27 L. Ed. 506; Cochran v. Ward, 5 Ind. App. SO, 29 N. E. 795, 31 N. E. 5S1, 51 Am. St. Rep. 229. The law of procedure is what is now commonly termed by jurists “adjective law,” (9- v.)

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