due process
noun Date: 1791 1. a course of formal proceedings (as legal proceedings) carried out regularly and in accordance with established rules and principles — called also procedural due process 2. a judicial requirement that enacted laws may not contain provisions that result in the unfair, arbitrary, or unreasonable treatment of an individual — called also substantive due process

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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