Excerpt from Edwin E. Bryant’s The Law of Pleading Under the Codes of Civil Procedure (2d ed. 1899):
“The body of law in a State consists of two parts, substantive and adjective law. The former prescribes those rules of civil conduct which declare the rights and duties of all who are subject to the law. The latter relates to the remedial agencies and procedure by which rights are maintained their invasion redressed, and the methods by which such results are accomplished in judicial tribunals.“ 
1. The body of rules governing procedure and practice; PROCEDURAL LAW — aka adjectival law. 
1. Remedial law. That which prescribes how rights are presented for adjudication and enforced and defenses maintained, as distinguished from the law known as substantive law which creates rights and supports defenses. Mix v Board of County Commrs. 18 Idaho 695, 112 P 215. 
1. Procedural law; law that dictates how rights are adjudicated, as distinguished from substantive law, which creates legal rights. 
practice – the procedural methods and rules used in a court of law.
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: Edwin E. Bryant, The Law of Pleading Under the Codes of Civil Procedure (2d ed. 1899).
: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Edited by William S. Anderson. © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931
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