Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or concerning procedure, especially of a court of law or parliamentary body.
  • noun A police procedural.

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  • adjective Related to procedure.
  • noun literature A type of literature, film, or television program involving a sequence of technical detail.

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  • adjective relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law
  • adjective of or relating to procedure

Etymologies

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procedure +‎ -al

Examples

  • But Conley-Abram said Monday that bond rating agencies are less concerned with what she termed procedural requirements and are more interested in preserving fund balances, revenue stability and cash-flow security.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • But Conley-Abram said Monday that bond rating agencies are less concerned with what she termed procedural requirements and are more interested in preserving fund balances, revenue stability and cash-flow security.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • So long as certain procedural safeguards are included, courts often uphold requirements that adult bookstores obtain licenses to operate, which often includes requiring employee permits which may be obtained only after a background investigation of the applicants.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Wouldn’t It Be So Impressive To Be a “Michigan Registered Reporter”?

  • The Good: The ensemble of this man-on-the-run procedural is made up of quality actors, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer knows a thing or two about creating teams that bust baddies (see: the CSI franchise).

    Fall TV Report Card: How Is the New Class Doing?

  • Chris Travers: I think that the decline in procedural due process furthered by the act really should make it Unconstitutional unless it can meet the criteria as to be a valid tax in allcases

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why NFIB Is Challenging ObamaCare

  • However, the reasons for protecting truthful commercial speech definitely have relevance to the questions of who should be entitled to determine truth and what standards they should use, for the same general reasons that we scrutinize fact-finding and apply certain procedural protections in defamation cases.

    What standards govern the FTC in the courts?

  • They are joining 16 others currently stuck in procedural quicksand, blocked from confirmation by an intractable and shameless Republican minority.

    Nan Aron: Republican Obstruction is Holding the Judicial System Hostage

  • As you can see from the earlier posts, violence, especially sexualized violence against women, has become so normalized within society that people have stopped flinching when say, a woman victim on any procedural is kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered.

    ShePop: 'CSI' and 'Family Guy' find common ground: Violence against women | EW.com

  • Anger, frustration, quizzical queries, and probin 'procedural processes of peakin' into her past will start greetin 'Sotomayor and we hope she is up to it. phonix86

    Sotomayor's confirmation hearing set to begin

  • However, the reasons for protecting truthful commercial speech definitely have relevance to the questions of who should be entitled to determine truth and what standards they should use, for the same general reasons that we scrutinize fact-finding and apply certain procedural protections in defamation cases.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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