substantive right
noun Date: 1939 a right (as of life, liberty, property, or reputation) held to exist for its own sake and to constitute part of the normal legal order of society

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • substantive right — n: a right arising from substantive law Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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  • substantive right — noun : a right (as of life, liberty, property, or reputation) held to exist for its own sake and to constitute part of the normal legal order of society compare remedial right * * * a right, as life, liberty, or property, recognized for its own… …   Useful english dictionary

  • substantive right — sub′stantive right′ n. law a right, as life, liberty, or property, regarded as part of the natural legal order of society • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • substantive right — a right, as life, liberty, or property, recognized for its own sake and as part of the natural legal order of society. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • substantive — sub·stan·tive / səb stən tiv/ adj 1: of or relating to a matter of substance as opposed to form or procedure a substantive issue the substantive instructions to the jury was dismissed on procedural and substantive grounds compare procedural …   Law dictionary

  • right — / rīt/ n [Old English riht, from riht righteous] 1 a: qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval b: something that is morally just able to… …   Law dictionary

  • Right — • Substantive designating the object of justice Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Right     Right     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Substantive rights — Substantive rights, are basic human rights possessed by people in an ordered society and includes rights granted by natural law as well as the substantive law. Substantive rights involve a right to the substance of being human (life, liberty,… …   Wikipedia

  • Substantive — may refer to:In grammar: * a noun substantive, now also called simply noun * a verb substantive, a verb like English be when expressing existence (in contrast to use as a copula)In law: * a matter of substance as opposed to a matter of procedure… …   Wikipedia

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