Professor Michael L. Coyne
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1. The body of law – usually rules enacted by the legislature or courts – governing the methods and practices used in civil litigation.
• An example is the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
2. A particular method or practice used in carrying on civil litigation.
– Black’s Law Dictionary, Seventh Ed. 1999
Check out a vintage, 1998 MSLAW Educational Forum episode on Civil Procedure with Judge Peter Agnes.