Definition of 'substantive'
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There would be a retrial of the substantive issues before a new judge. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Policy issues are as much a part and parcel of contemporary legal work as substantive law. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He can no longer enact any substantive policy in the next two years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)More substantive changes are also evident. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is not the substantive issue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are some substantive issues here. Understanding Cancer (1987)It is the same bill, but with substantive changes we have always argued for. The Sun (2011)This is a substantive issue, and once would have been a substantial one. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Senior legal experts have reassured ministers that the proposed changes would not require substantive changes to the treaty with America. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Buildings of historic importance can be sold, but new owners cannot make substantive changes to them without serious scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This week's meetings of the county chairmen and chief executives are likely to conclude with no substantive changes to the championship. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Thereafter, something more substantive must change in British boardrooms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They haven't been able to have a vote on the substantive issue, or to have their say on it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Most people (certainly younger citizens) will turn to online legal services for basic guidance on procedural and substantive issues of law. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He imposed three and a half years' imprisonment for the substantive offence and six months for the two attempts - four years in all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'substantive'
British English: substantive ADJECTIVE
Substantive negotiations or issues deal with the most important and central aspects of a subject.
They plan to meet again very soon to begin substantive negotiations.
Definition of substantive from the Collins English Dictionary
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