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ability to take legal action when rights are violated; derived from the words due, owed or owing as a natural or moral right, and process, to proceed against by law.
The standard or customary application of prevailing laws or rules and the protections that follow from their application.
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n the rules governing the fair practice of law. Due process dictates that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, and it also states that the law must be fair and clearly stated to prevent arbitrary actions by the state.