\ˈad͡ʒɪktˌɪv lˈɔː], \ˈadʒɪktˌɪv lˈɔː], \ˈa_dʒ_ɪ_k_t_ˌɪ_v l_ˈɔː]\
Definitions of ADJECTIVE LAW
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The aggregate of rules of procedure or practice. As opposed to that body of law which the courts are established to administer, (called â€œsubstantive law,â€) it means the rules according to which the substantive law is administered. That part of the law which provides a method for enforcing or maintaining rights, or obtaining redress for their invasion.
By Henry Campbell Black
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- type multiple endocrine neoplasia characterized by virtually 100% incidence medullary thyroid carcinoma, a 50% pheochromocytoma, and lesser adenomas associated hyperparathyroidism. condition always transmitted through autosomal dominant inheritance. Genetic testing can identify individuals with the trait in early infancy. Treatment is usually excision of enlarged parathyroid glands. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, pp1172-75)