Rules of Civil Procedure


Rules of Civil Procedure
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure govern procedure in the U.S. district courts in all suits of a civil nature whether cognizable as cases at law or in equity or in admiralty with some exceptions. Fed.R.Civil P. 1. Such Rules also govern adversary proceedings in federal bankruptcy courts. Many states have adopted similar rules which track the Federal Rules.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • rules of civil procedure — The official terminology in many jurisdictions for rules of practice in civil cases. See Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; rules of practice …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure — The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are rules governing civil procedure in United States district (federal) courts, that is, court procedures for civil suits. The FRCP are promulgated by the United States Supreme Court pursuant to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure — n. A compilation of rules created by the Supreme Court in 1938 that govern the procedure used in civil cases in U.S. district courts, which have been used as a model for procedure by most state courts. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx… …   Law dictionary

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure — Body of procedural rules which govern all civil actions in U.S. District Courts and after which most states have modeled their own rules of civil procedure. These rules were promulgated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1938 under power granted by… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure — Body of procedural rules which govern all civil actions in U.S. District Courts and after which most states have modeled their own rules of civil procedure. These rules were promulgated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1938 under power granted by… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure — A comprehensive set of rules governing procedure in the United States District Courts, promulgated by the United States Supreme Court under power delegated to the court by Congress, replacing the Conformity Act and the Federal Rules of Equity… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Civil procedure in the United States — consists of the rules of civil procedure that govern procedure in the federal courts, the 50 state court systems, and in the territorial courts. Like much of American law, civil procedure is not reserved to the federal government in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Civil procedure in Brazil — consists of the rules of civil procedure detailed in the Civil Procedure Code (Código de Processo Civil, commonly referred to as CPC), which has dictated civil procedure in Brazil since 1973. As a civil law system, it is heavily influenced by… …   Wikipedia

  • Civil procedure — is the body of law that sets out the rules and standards that courts follow when adjudicating civil lawsuits (as opposed to procedures in criminal law matters). These rules govern how a lawsuit or case may be commenced, what kind of service of… …   Wikipedia

  • Civil Procedure Rules — the name given to the new rules on civil procedure introduced in England and Wales in April 1999 to implement the Woolf Reforms. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001. Civil Procedure Rules …   Law dictionary