substance


substance
sub·stance n
was a question of substance and not process compare procedure
2: something (as language) essential esp. to establishing a valid right, claim, or charge
a title defective in form, not substance

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

substance
I (essential nature) noun actuality, backbone, basis, body, content, core, drift, essence, essential part, force, gist, heart, hypostasis, idea, import, marrow, material, meaning, pith, principle, purport, reality, res, sense, significance, signification, soul, sum, tenor, vital part II (material possessions) noun assets, capital, command of money, corpus, estate, fortune, income, means, money, ownership, property, resources, revenue, riches, treasure, wealth, wherewithal III index amount (quantity), article (commodity), body (main part), bulk, capsule, center (essence), connotation, consequence (significance), construction, content (meaning), contents, contour (shape), cornerstone, corpus, element, essence, gist (ground for a suit), gravamen, import, importance, main point, materiality (physical existence), meaning, money, object, point (purpose), property (possessions), reality, significance, signification, spirit, structure (composition), sum (tally), value

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


substance
Essence; the material or necessary component of something.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


substance
Essence; the material or necessary component of something.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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